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If people are open and honest with one another, and their sexual relations are safe and consensual, then to my mind all is well.
Nonetheless, two weeks ago, the “openness” part of that equation led to some serious self-examination and reflections on how open to be when first meeting someone.
Prejudice can occur in many forms, and unfortunately as long as this form of it continues there will be no resolution to the dilemma.
Approaching it on a personal level, I’ve at least become aware of my own preconceptions that I need to respond to.
Yet my mind was closed to everything else that this person is, was, and will become.
After my initial gut reaction, I quickly became horrified with myself.
From judges to presidents, our society finds it incredibly difficult to establish definitions for anything having to do with sex.
And, yet, sex constantly gets people in legal trouble…not to speak of other types of trouble.
This way the disclosure allows potential suitors to become self-selecting, and thereby instantly weeds out the close-minded from dating consideration.
It also has an obligation to protect its clients and itself from conflicts of interest.
But beyond fulfilling the letter of the law, it’s simply in everyone’s interest to create a workplace that feels comfortable and safe.
Your initial knowledge of one another would simply be a few talking points gleaned from each other’s dating profiles, without the elephant in the room of health issues.
Then, once you’d had the chance to get to know one another and were better able to see beyond the virus and appreciate the rest of the many facets that comprise this human being, perhaps that would be the best time to disclose?