Sexually active adults should receive comprehensive examinations and STD screening every six months. If you engage in high-risk activities, your doctor may even suggest getting examined and tested every three months. Routine efforts in these areas will make it possible to identify issues with STDs before these problems spiral out of control and before they can be passed on to other partners. There are at-home STD tests as well.
Don’t Confuse A Lack Of Symptoms With Guaranteed Good Health
It’s important to note that not all STDs present with symptoms. Chlamydia can go unnoticed indefinitely and certain gonorrheal infections never manifest symptoms at all. If you have had unprotected sex, you need to get tested even if you do not have a fever, irregular discharge from your member, or noticeable lesions or sores.
Make Safe Sex Fun
There’s a huge myth that safe sex is somehow less enjoyable that high-risk sexual activities. This, however, is only true for those who lack imagination. If you are having a hard time getting a partner on board with you safe sex plans, take a trip to the adult store and check out the countless, pleasure products that exist to both heighten the user’s enjoyment and keep the body healthy and safe.
At the end of the day, however, prioritize your health above all things. Any person who is not willing to respect your wishes to practice safe sex may not be worth being with.