L is one of my closest guy friends. The only guy friend of mine who knows about my herpes. He’s that friend that I can go ages without talking to but pick up right where we left off. I’ve known him for about 4 years now, I think. But it wasn’t until I told him about my herpes that I realized just how good of a friend he actually is. From the get go, he told me that didn’t change his opinion of me. If there is any guy who makes me feel like I don’t have herpes, it’s him. He knows about EBG and he always tells me there’s no way he’ll turn me down. If he does, “he done fucked up” as L says. From the minute I told him, he never looked at me different and being that he was one of the first people I told, it really helped me. If I ever get down about anything, herpes related or not, he’s there with the best supporting words.
It’s just unreal to have amazing supportive friends. I would have never thought my friends would have taken my telling them “my secret” so well. But so far, no one has run away. And I am so incredibly amazed and grateful for that.