I've had one my whole life which my family attributes to an unfortunate incident that occurred when I was 2 involving a hot iron, an inattentive uncle and my tongue. I got flak from all through primary schooling (6 - 14yrs) (and a bit in high school) where most classmates poked fun at me even making up songs about my lisp. I think, even now, it's part of the reason of my intense quietness as I do believe people unfavourably judge me believing me to be mentally slow when I speak.
I'm curious as to whether anyone with a lisp has managed to get rid of or it and what steps they took to do that? Or do you know anyone that's successfully done this?
p.s. And whoever in Hollywood decides that lisp = gay? Every movie with a flamboyant character has them speaking with a lisp. That has repercussions on my dating life, you know.