"That is part of the problem with EC, it starts to become a life altering experience" which is something i resonate with totally even for the short duration i had it. Bloody awful.."people reaching for their chapsticks" i noticed that one too...!! others perceptions of it being std related is really cruel as if one can maybe feel like a leper already!! I think it takes some courage and fortitude to carry this ailment about and in keepings ones self esteem and confidence from disappearing completely down a plug hole especially at an age when "dating", like spring..is the natural theme of things with youth.
Of real key interest is in your last post is that you mentioned how resolution came about but "required a whole different thought process" ...
How have your attitudinal changes helped you solve your EC pencil1349?
thank you pencil1349 for another perspective and route for healing.