Episode 55: Non-disclosure

November 28, 2018

This is an important episode of Something Positive for Positive People. We talk about not disclosing. In the posts about this episode, there have been mixed responses from anger and rage to understanding. This episodes offers a  a perspective we will never hear about in sex education, we're unlikely to hear from a partner in today's dating culture, and we will probably never hear this side of a story otherwise. Please be respectful in the comments about this episode. I'm not asking you to have an opinion, I'm asking you to respect this space as this platform is in fact dedicated to allow people to share their experiences despite how you may feel about them. 

We've already agreed to have Jewell back on after she finishes disclosing to past partners and once feedback from her circle is given on opening up about this challenging topic to discuss. I'd like this to remain a safe space for her to do so. Thank you in advance.

Don't forget to call 833-YAS-LOVE and let Dating Positives know what you're hoping for romantically this holiday season! It's anonymous, safe and most of all, FUN! It's exciting to play these voicemails in the podcast. Supporting sponsors and leaving reviews are two things you can do to support this podcast. Thank you!


Episode 54: U Equals U and I’m Still Josh

November 21, 2018

Josh Robbins is a Spokesperson for DatingPositives the recipient of the 2018 National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association of Excellence in Journalism Award, 2017 GLAAD Media Award Nominee, Publisher of www.imstilljosh.com, TedxNashville speaker and HIV Activist.

Josh addresses his experience dating as an HIV+ person, we talk Undetectable Equals Untransmittable, HIV criminalization and what we as allies can do to get involved to at least revise these unjust laws.

Josh can be found on all social media @Imstilljosh

DatingPositives is supporting Something Positive for Positive People so please be sure to support them by sharing via Twitter/Instagram in a private direct message what it is you're looking for romantically this holiday season. You can also call in to an anonymous call line and possibly have your voicemail played on an upcoming podcast episode 833-YAS-LOVE that's 833-927-5683. Let's make it fun!

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Episode 53: Permanent Limitation is Your Biggest Growth Point

November 15, 2018

Our biggest takeaway is to address the growth point of your permanent limitations here. After a positive HSV diagnosis from a long-term partner who was aware of his status and didn't disclose, Kimberly began the quest of learning this lesson through personal experience.

Navigating The Modern World Podcast Host, Kimberly Allyse Johnson is a certified Life and Sex Coach as well as a Meditation Practitioner in Denver, CO. Kimberly believes having peace in ANY relationship is to truly have freedom in your life.

For more information about Kimberly and her work, you can find her: Navigating The Modern World Podcast (available on iTunes), Instagram @Kimberlyallysejohnson and her website www.kimberlycoaching.com

I'm on Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Instagram and various blog sites @HOnMyChest

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Episode 52: There’s Just SomethingS About Her

November 7, 2018

The Unapologetically imperfect LaToya Dawn shares her experience beyond having been diagnosed with HSV-1 and HSV-2 on top of finding out she was pregnant all at the same time. She never showed symptoms, just wanted to know her health status and the results came back positive for HSV. How'd she handle it? Check out this episode of #SPFPP and hear!

LaToya can be fund on Instagram @Somethingsabouther.

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If you haven't already, please check out DatingPositives, a supporter of this podcast. Let us know what you're hoping for romantically this holiday season be it cuddles, getting laid or a life partner long-term. Call 1-833-YAS-LOVE or DM @Datingpositives on IG or Twitter to have your response aired on the podcast!

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Episode 51: Strange Bedfellows Discussion with Sex Worker Elle Stanger

October 30, 2018

Elle Stanger like hanger, AKA @Stripperwriter is a Sex Worker & one half of the Strange Bedfellows Podcast which is a space for understanding the facts about a VERY misunderstood industries and informative about the intersection of sex and politics!

I admire Elle for all her activism work, her intelligence, resilience and realness! We talk risk awareness, HPV, oral herpes, and how people who don't think they need to be tested because they're "being safe" don't understand their role in STI transmission.

Listen to Strange Bedfellows Podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/strange-bedfellows-pdx/id1393852362?mt=2 and be sure to follow their Instagram account @strangebedfellowspdx

Instagram: @Stripperwriter Facebook: Elle Lynn Stanger Twitter: @ElleStanger

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Episode 50: How Do I Live in a Body Haunted by Men

October 12, 2018

Lachrista Greco is a curator, educator and maker on top of being a huge blessing as a lighthouse to those who are living with HSV (herpes) as a resource to come to for additional resources and support. This episode is an empowering one for all humans as Lachrista demonstrates what it means to #bethere for others and what showing support looks like for various causes and influencers who push for positive change in the way society does things.

Her work can be found on her Instagram page @theguerrillafeminist and Twitter @lachristagreco

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Bonus Episode: Herpes Awareness Day - #ihaveherpesand #whatstigma

October 11, 2018

Short and to the point. Herpes Awareness Day is Saturday October 13th, 2018. Two hashtags can help inspire action on this day! #whatstigma calls to people who know someone living with herpes and encourages them to share something cool or that they learned from this person that goes against the stigma of a person who is 'gross' or has a lot of sex with a lot of people. You can drop a quote from them or talk about your relationship to that person after they shared their diagnosis with you. This sets the foundation for people to see that they have support around them. People may be suffering to themselves in silence and the only way for them to safely pursue support is to know that there's someone close to them offering it.

#Ihaveherpesand is for those of us who feel empowered and want to empower. Yeah . . . #ihaveherpesand I run a gym, I have a healthy family, have an amazing partner, I run a nonprofit or started a podcast. This is for those of us who are open about their status or want to come out so that people can see just how little impact herpes itself has on our overall quality of life.

This isn't about coming out. If you're not in a place to do so, please don't feel pressured. It's important to do what feels best for you and if that means not participating, that is 100% fine. The goal is to create a call for people to just be there for those who may be struggling with their diagnosis and have a person to go to who's safe to share their new diagnosis so that they have support dealing with the emotions and mental aspects of it.

October 13th - #whatstigms #ihaveherpesand

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Episode 49: Overcoming - Herpes Support Group for Women

September 29, 2018

This episode is a recording of an online women's support group led by Belize Spivey who encourages women to overcome life's obstacles! The title of her latest book, "Overcoming What Can't be Cured: Living Beyond Herpes" can be found at bit.ly/Overcomingbook.

Connect with Belize to join an upcoming women's support group:

Website: bit.ly/BelizeSpivey

Facebook: Belize Spivey

Twitter: @belizeSpivey

Instagram: belize.spivey

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Episode 48: Heads or Tails - Rich Mancuso On Bridging the Binary Gap of Perception About HSV

September 26, 2018

Perception is reality. Rich Mancuso, author of "Asking for a Friend", rejoins SPFPP for an overdue discussion about the various perceptions of herpes . . . among people with herpes.

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Episode 47 - Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center’s Dr. Laurie Betito Part 2: Mock Therapy Session

September 13, 2018

Dr. Laurie Betito sticks around to demonstrate a mock therapy session with me. You can get a glimpse of what a therapy session would look like in this short episode for someone looking to address the trauma of a new STI diagnosis.

About Dr. Laurie:

Noted broadcaster, author, therapist, speaker and creator of two TEDx Talks, Dr. Laurie Betito has been serving listeners with relationship and life advice for over two decades.

She is a syndicated broadcaster, covering all topics related to love, sex and relationships, the President of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec and also the author of The Sex Bible for People Over 50.

A clinical psychologist with a specialty in sexuality in private practice, her work is rooted in helping people live life with passion, while infusing love and positivity in all relationships.

For more information about Dr. Laurie visit her web site: www.drlaurie.com.

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