Thanks for your question. It’s great that you’re thinking about how to have safer sex. Based on current research, if your partner takes HIV medications and he has an undetectable … read more
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I’m 16 yrs old and a virgin. However, I’ve got a weird spot on my ball sac. Could I have caught an STD from somewhere like a public toilet, gym, shower…?
Thanks for your question. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are spread through contact with infected body fluids such as blood, vaginal fluids, or semen. You can get an STI through vaginal, … read more
Where can I get tested for STIs besides family doctor? Our doc and my dad are best friends so he is out of the question as my parents don’t know I’m even sexually active. Is there a home test where I can do it myself? I’ve got bumps I’m worried about.
Thanks for your question. When it comes to sexual health a lot of people worry about confidentiality and comfort with their health care provider. If you are having sex, it’s … read more
Why do guys need to use condoms when they are having sex with other guys if they can’t get pregnant?
Thanks for your question. You are right – using condoms correctly, helps prevent unplanned pregnancies with vaginal sex (vaginal-penile sex). Using condoms also helps prevent sexually transmitted infections, such as … read more
Three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). My health care provider (HCP) prescribed me antibiotics. Now I feel horny, does this mean my infection has cleared up?
Thanks for your question. It’s important to mention that anyone who’s ever had sexual contact can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI). STI’s affect individuals of all ages, regions, racial and … read more
How can you get tested for STDs?
Thanks for your question. For anyone who has ever had sex it’s important to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) regularly. Where to Get Tested You can get tested … read more
I recently had sex for the first time and out of concern that I might get an STD, I poured some Listerine over the head of my penis, with a little going into the tip then washing with water. There is mild irritation/burning the next day. Bad idea?
Thanks for your question. Many people worry about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Using condoms with every sexual encounter is the best way to prevent STIs. Unfortunately using Listerine doesn’t help … read more
I had sex for the first time recently and I think I’ve got an STI. Besides my regular doctor or hospital, who else could I go see? A friend said the county health unit. Could I go without one of my parents? I’m not ready to confess to them yet.
Thanks for your question. Some people find it easier to go see a different health care provider to deal with concerns related to sex, such as a sexually transmitted infection … read more
I’m gay and use a condom every time I have anal sex. However, I love giving and receiving oral sex (and swallowing). Can I catch HIV from oral sex? Wearing a condom in oral sex makes no sense. Is there some way to protect myself and partner from STIs?
Thanks for your question. Congrats on wanting to make sure you have safer sex. As you know there is a risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with any type of … read more
My girlfriend and I decided to have anal sex, but the condom ripped after I pushed 2 times, so we stopped. Now I have little dots on the head of my penis. Did I get an STD?
Thanks for your question. First, good for you for using a condom and wanting to be healthy. Here are a few tips to help prevent condoms from breaking: Make sure … read more