Who would have thought that head lice would be the new Sexually Transmitted Disease?
The itchy scalp that my doctor told me was sebarreah(sp?) was actually head lice. He gave me a prescription and it didn’t work so I went back to see him this morning and guess what. It was head lice.
Besides the fact that the prescription didn’t work, even after a refill, I had an e mail and a Yahoo chat with a guy with whom I had oral sex which, as you may know, involves putting your head into your partners pubic area. This guy is one hairy dude, by the way. He was on a conference call, working from home and he was itchy so he saw something on one of his pubic hairs and pulled it out and layed it on the desk. I know! What the hell was he doing having a conference call wearing just his underpants? It started to move. There was a very tiny crab like creature attached to the hair. He pulled out some more and they were all moving. Sounds like a good scene in a bad horror movie to me. I heard this story the day before he went to the clinic, when he contacted me to find out if I had lice because I was the only one he had been “intimate” with in the last six months, including his wife, although they do still sleep together. That is another concern I have, and will no doubt go on about another time.
The next day I didn’t hear from him, and became concerned, because I didn’t think I had head lice. A pharmacist and my doctor had both told me my symptons were not those of head lice. I did, however, pull some hairs out of my head on Sunday and guess what was attached. You got it. There were small crab like creatures on them. My hairy sex partner had been to a masseur in Vancouver, and I thought he may have picked his up there, but I must have been the donor.
Where the hell did I get them? The information sheet in the medication I got in the form of a cream rinse from the pharmacy says that the lice can only be transmitted by head to head contact, but my guess is that head to crotch contact works too. Now my head was in a few crotches while I was away on holiday and since I do love to kiss I also had head to head contact with several men as well. Who gets names, or in some cases even sees the faces and bodies they come into contact with when enjoying adventurous sex? I am always very careful to have protected sex, and was quite happy when three weeks ago I had the HIV and STD tests and they all came back negative. In the mean time I should have been paying attention to the itchy scalp that just would not go away.
The cream rinse seems to have done its job. The itch is still there but I think it is just sensitive skin now because before there was always this brown, dried blood looking stuff, which I now know was the eggs for the nits, are not there. I did not use the complete bottle of the anti lice formula just in case there is a stubborn little egg in there waiting to hatch and attack my scalp.
I have, for the most part, stayed out of the Squirt and Silver Daddies chat rooms today. I am feeling self conscious about being with another guy until I am sure these pesky little critters are clearly out of my life. I have been out for coffee with a friend. I have completed quite a bit of sewing, and tried only to watch entertaining television. I am now going to bed to read.
It feels like it has been a good Gay Life’s Like That day today.