The herpes virus and its behavior, both in individuals and in our society, is a direct reflection of our unexamined beliefs and fears. Once you have the herpes virus, you have it for life, just like the chicken pox virus. Your experience with the virus, though, has everything to do with your mind and your immunity.
Fear of breast cancer is many women’s number one fear. A 1995 Gallup poll found that 40 percent of women believe they will die of breast cancer, even though the actual risk of death from the disease is less than 4 percent.
Although many pharmaceutical companies have tried to make a female Viagra, they have been unsuccessful in getting their drugs passed by the FDA. The whole truth is that women’s bodies are hard-wired for pleasure—they don’t need a female Viagra.
One of the central outmoded ideas governing our health care system is the notion that the processes of a woman’s body are designed to cause suffering and pain, and that women require a great deal of medical care and testing to stay healthy.