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StevesLover
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if neither you nor your partner have ever engaged in any type of sexual activity other than masturbating on their own, can u still recieve an STD ???(also neither of u got it from sharing needles or from your mother) im just curious so that when i am ready 2 have sex or participate in some type of sexual activity w/ a guy who i know has never done any of these things and also know HE or I dont have any STd's...ill be ready and prepared. THANX IN ADVANCE!!!
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Hi and welcome to Scarleteen.

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It is certainly possible to contract an STD even though you are a virgin and not an needle user. STD's are not always transmitted sexually, some STDs such as herpes and HIV can be contracted from non-sexual means. The only way to know that you are free from STD's to the best of your knowledge is if you have two clean STD tests 6 months apart.

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The only way you can be sure that someone or yourself is STD free is testing, because although STDs are primarly transmitted through sex you can still catch them other ways. To be sure that you guys will give the other anything is to get tested then stay in a mongomous relationship with that person then testing 6 months later.
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maybe im juz dumb *laughs* but what does mongomous mean? and do any of you happen to know of the other ways you can get an STD (besides the sexually activity, mom 2 baby, or needle sharing,or any drugs 4 that matter) thanx!
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monogamous means to have only one sexual partner. literally, it comes from Greek meaning "one marriage." but as you know, extra-marital sex is a pretty popular thing.

as for other ways to transmit STDs, oral herpes can be spread during kissing and mono can be spread by sharing a glass of water. there are other examples, too. STD testing is quick and easy and usually painless or with a very minimal amount of discomfort. not getting tested while you're sexually active is just selling yourself short.

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Monogamy is having only one sexual partner.

You can contract STD's by sexual activity (vaginal, anal or oral intercourse, or contact without penetration), via the mothers blood and other fluids during childbirth or pregnancy, by sharing needles, via infected bodily fluids such as blood during blood transfusions, and via skin to skin contact.


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thanx a ton! you guys really cleared up some important things 4 me and ill definitely be sure 2 get tested along w/ having my partner be tested before we decide 2 participate in any sexual activity(and every 6 months), but anyways, thanx sooo much...u guys are really truly great!
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