And as per your second question, yes! there are a lot of STI's that you can be born with (because a parent had them) or that you can get thru non sexual contact (like oral herpes, which you can get from something as easy as kissing a relative who's carrying it). Best bet? Go get tested. You and your potential partner both. Use safer sex practices for the first 6 months that you're monogomous and then get a second set of tests done. If those come back clear you're good to go (though we still strongly, strongly encourage using safer sex and condoms!!)
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