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Jan 29, 2013 Demi Moaned commented on Savage Love Episode 327.
This is the second time I've heard Dan promoting the idea of the ethical necessity of disclosing a history of herpes. But I can't quite reconcile this supposed urgency with the information that basically 100% of the population is infected. (Let's not belabor the distinction between HSV1 and HSV2.)

In more than 30 years of sexual encounters with a wide variety of men I have NEVER had someone tell me they have a history of herpes. So, I'm having a hard time imagining a community where this is an active ethical standard.

If I'm having an outbreak I will decline sexual contact and may even frankly give the reason. This has sometimes elicited a response from the other guy that he has a prior herpes infection, too.

But I'm not convinced that it is important for me to mention this in a casual encounter when I'm asymptomatic.
Jan 26, 2013 Demi Moaned commented on Savage Love Episode 326.
A lot of excellent comments here about the segment featuring Dr. Klein.

I'm a great fan of Dan Savage. He's generally very insightful into the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. He takes the trouble to be well-informed and overall I view him as a force for good in our society.

But his extravagant praise of Dr. Klein's glib and intellectually lazy arguments showed a deficiency of critical thinking that was disappointing.
Jan 26, 2013 Demi Moaned joined My Stranger Face
Jan 26, 2013 Demi Moaned joined My Stranger Face
Jan 26, 2013 Demi Moaned commented on Savage Love Episode 326.
A lot of excellent comments here about the segment featuring Dr. Klein.

I'm a great fan of Dan Savage. He's generally very insightful into the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. He takes the trouble to be well-informed and overall I view him as a force for good in our society.

But his extravagant praise of Dr. Klein's glib and intellectually lazy arguments showed a deficiency of critical thinking that was disappointing.
 

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