Hi, my names Shain. I was born with herpes transmitted from my mom's birth canal and spent years with unexplained bouts of pain until after 35 years I was finally properly diagnosed. I also have Lupus and the Lupus meds somewhat inhibit the effectiveness of Valtrex, which helps mitigate herpes outbreak. So basically I'm in some level of outbreak all the time. As a Sex Educator I advocate and teach about safer sex, but I miss the option of not using all the precautions I take to protect my partner. I miss bare skin.