Yeah Alex, it seems particularly hard for the men in my life to “get” this problem. I am not sure why… If I say, I can’t kiss you because my lips hurts so much, you would think they would get it eventually. Smh… I don’t know if it is sexist, but my brother gave me crap about it too, said I was jumping on a bandwagon. Jerk! I really, really, really wanted to go into graphic detail with him about the whole uti, yeast/lip problem but I didn’t. As for my boyfriend, it seems that all he cares about is that when I feel bad, he doesn’t get any. I know that is harsh but that is the way it feels sometimes. I try to be a good girlfriend but it just makes me so mad sometimes how people are so non-empathetic! Yet when they have a problem, you better be willing to listen to them!