How often, or do you ever, discuss matters of sexual health with your partner?
Sexual Health 101: Hers
Sexual Health 101: His
Do you talk about important issues such as monthly breast exams and monthly testicular exams? I think it's definately important to discuss things such as STD testing, and safer sex with your partner...in fact, it's one of the most important things you can discuss. But issues like breast cancer or testicular cancer are truly important health issues too.
However, I think it can be difficult to bring up these things with your partner sometimes. You care about them, and you care about their health, but sometimes breaking the ice can be more difficult than we may at first think.
I know that personally, I brought up this issue right along with STD testing and safer sex practices. The discussion went along with a suprising degree of comfort actually. And I was suprised (and pleased) to discover that my partner had been doing his self checks for quite a while now.
We worry about the our partner's sexual health in relation to STDs or pregnancy, and for the most part we can be up front about that. Isn't it also important to remind our partners to take care of their long-term sexual health too?
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