The stigma surrounding STDs

If you thought you couldn’t get one, you were wrong. I was sexually harassed by a coworker in a restaurant and he pressured me to have sex with him. I went to the doctor 2 weeks later and 3 days later, I was informed that I had chlamydia. This status has a way of making people feel dirty and ashamed but only because of the stigma surrounding STDs. Thankfully, this person was fired and that is the only thing that gives me peace of mind. I am 25 and people my age are horrible.  They are not interested in dating, only sex. They have multiple partners, don’t use condoms, and don’t get tested. It’s happened to my friends who were in relationships too. They ended up with STDs from a partner cheating. Luckily, this goes away with antibiotics. But having sex with bad people just lowers your self-esteem, makes you hate men and sex. My coworker was extremely rude to me after I told him and called me a crazy, ugly bitch. He did not take any ownership for his actions or seem interested in treatment at all. That means that other people are going to have to learn the hard way like I did. Everyone deserves healthy relationships and my coworker abused his power with me. I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks at work and had to resign. Working in the restaurant industry is not a good option if you are a woman. I work somewhere else now and haven’t had any issues so far. But the moment you feel uncomfortable at work, you should tell someone about it or quit if you have to. The work environment should be a place where you feel safe.

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Author: laurrack

New to blogging! What started as a fashion blog turned into a lifestyle blog. I write about anything that I want to write about. I have lived in NC, FL, AZ, and MA.

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