Into the A+ Advice Box #26: Working Through Shame Around Kink

Welcome to the 26th edition of Into the A+ Advice Box, in which we answer all the queer and lesbian advice questions from A+ members who submitted their queries into our A+ ask box because they wanted their questions answered in a space that is not accessible by Google, their mom, their ex, etc. (No guarantees regarding your ex, however.) Previously, we have included such questions in our epic Some Answers to Some Questions You Have Been Asking Us, and in most cases that is still the plan. But some questions were a lot longer or more in-depth and deserved their own place in the sun. We’re doing this column TWICE a month, now.

We solicited answers from the whole team, so let’s dive in!

Q1:
Hey Autostraddle, I love you!
I've been chatting and sexting with a hot queer and there's definitely interest in us meeting up when it would be safe to do so, but that could be many months yet! At what point should I disclose that I have herpes? I don't want to seem precipitous or make a b...

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