A lot of men and women are concerned about their sexual health (for example, STD ) after unprotected sexual contact. They are afraid of getting an STD or other possible risks. Some experienced medical workers shared their tips on how to stay STD free.
1. Avoid unprotected sex.
It can be fun to have dating experience with those safety tips which will protect you and your partner from common sexually transmitted diseases(STDs).
It’s a basic rule, both of you should avoid unprotected sex until getting a full STD test, which should include Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, HIV and Hepatitis B.
For the first two diseases, the incubation period is about 2 weeks, meaning that you might start experiencing symptoms 2 weeks after possible exposure.
For HIV and Hep B, the incubation could be up to 2 months.
2. Ask about your partner’s sexual history.
Usually, people are embarrassed to ask the partner’s sexual history. To be honest, it’s a very important step to protect yourself from common STDs.
Some questions you need to ask: Is he/she STD free? When was the last time your partner had unprotected sex? Does he/she know if their last partner was tested and was STD free?
Surprisingly, people do not withhold this information and will usually answer this question honestly.
This information can help you know the risks. For example, if the last sexual contact was over 2 months ago, the ratio is low for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
It’s rate to contract HIV from regular heterosexual contact. If your partner is born in the US, Hep B is also uncommon, because of widespread vaccination requirements.
To sum up, always practice protected sex and be brave to ask your partner questions before the first sexual contact. Remember that you are protecting your health. This is very important.