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jenny2468
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I'm on the pill, me and boyfriend have both had STD checks (all resuts negative).

Have we got the green light to have sex without a condom? Obviously provided i take the pil correctly and we are both faithful?

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ErinK
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Have you had two negative STD checks at six months apart? That's the general recommendation before people stop condom use.

If you do stop using a condom, be sure to keep up with the STD testing at regular intervals.

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jenny2468
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why do they have to be 6 months apart?

ive been with him for 3 months and we had the checks a month ago.

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cool87
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Because some STIs have a wider window period, meaning it takes more time before they are able to be detected so they might not be detected on the first testing hence a second testing. One testing + another one six months after is what's generally recommended.

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quote:
Originally posted by jenny2468:
I'm on the pill, me and boyfriend have both had STD checks (all resuts negative).

Have we got the green light to have sex without a condom? Obviously provided i take the pil correctly and we are both faithful?

Actually, no!

It is recommended by medical professionals that partners retest at 3 month and then six months to be extremely sure they are cleared for unprotected sex. Even then, this is not a guarantee depending on the incubation period of what ever sexually transmitted disease we may be addressing.

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