eg. How do you approach an STD test with a new partner?

Can you get an STD from the mere action of unprotected sex?

Asked by on January 22, 2014

Can you get an STD from the mere action of unprotected sex, even if both people do not have an STD? Or do you need to have sex with someone with an STD to get it yourself?

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MelS

August 26, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Someone needs to have the STD "germ" so to speak. Sexually transmitted diseases are diseases, after all, and diseases come from a virus, bacteria, or something like that.

However... some STDs do not always show up on tests, and it is possible to have one and the test not show positive. So gambling on both people actually being STD-free is really risky.

Use a condom. The risk isn't worth it.

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