EPS 60: Herpes as an Opportunity, Sexual Shame, and Rewriting your Narrative with Adrial Dale

EPS 60: Herpes as an Opportunity, Sexual Shame, and Rewriting your Narrative with Adrial Dale

Hey Lovers and warriors!

Welcome to Episode 60.

What we’ve been taught about the herpes has been widely miseducated, misunderstood, and been the source of major fear and shame in our society. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be OUR story. In this episode we talk with Adrial Dale of The Herpes Opportunity about how a diagnosis can be a powerful experience for us to challenge shame narratives, what we understand as ‘sex’, and ultimately find greater sexual freedom in our life and love.

In this episode you will hear: 

  • The truth about the herpes virus and how what we see in our google search can create more fear than knowledge
  • The opportunities for self and sexual expansion that arise with the diagnosis  
  • How to reframe disclosure-as-dealbreaker to disclosure-as-opportunity + tips to help you start that conversation
  • Navigating safe sex practices 
  • How you can support your partner who has herpes
  • Why getting herpes is not the end of our sexual freedom
  • The power of our internal narratives impacting our self worth and relationships with others 

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Adrial Dale specializes in helping people move through sexual shame into a full embrace of their lives. In his own life and from working with hundreds of people, he has seen how shame can cripple connection and intimacy. In his work with the herpes community through creating The Herpes Opportunity and in the broader application of relational practices, Adrial supports people in realizing that when they clear shame, they not only have more love and acceptance for themselves … they also have more love and acceptance for others. He is committed to helping people transcend whatever limitations they may imagine are holding them back from living rich, fulfilling lives. Find him at HerpesOpportunity.com

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