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If you've had sexual partners, how have you usually found out if/when they have been tested for STIs?

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Submitted by Heather Corinna on Mon, 2010-07-12 05:04
They told me they had, for which STIs (sexually transmitted infections) exactly and on what date.
7% (76 votes)
They told me they had, but only when, not for which STIs.
3% (30 votes)
They told me they had, but only for which STIs, not when.
1% (11 votes)
They told me they had, but with no specific information.
8% (89 votes)
They showed me their last test results, on paper.
2% (23 votes)
I was with them when they called in to get their results.
2% (20 votes)
We went to get tested together then shared our results.
3% (35 votes)
My partner hasn't been tested, but said they have only had me as a partner.
11% (128 votes)
My partner hasn't been tested, but said their previous partners had no STIs.
11% (127 votes)
It's been different with each partner.
6% (67 votes)
I haven't asked any of my partners about their STI status.
20% (228 votes)
I haven't had sexual partners.
25% (289 votes)
Other (tell us in the comments)
2% (27 votes)
Total votes: 1150

He had Molluscum.

Tue, 2014-04-22 21:35
Anonymous

Any partner I haven't used a condom with I asked in advanced, both had been cheated on a got tested right before the person started dating me. As far as I know they got tested for the typical. One actually gotten molluscum which isn't technically an sti but where he had it, it had been sexually transmitted. He went to the doctor for the diagnosis and received treatment before we engaged in sexual activities.

He had Molluscum.

Tue, 2014-04-22 21:34
Anonymous

Any partner I haven't used a condom with I asked in advanced, both had been cheated on a got tested right before the person started dating me. As far as I know they got tested for the typical. One actually gotten molluscum which isn't technically an sti but where he had it, it had been sexually transmitted. He went to the doctor for the diagnosis and received treatment before we engaged in sexual activities.

My only sexual partner and I,

Mon, 2011-02-21 17:54
Anonymous

My only sexual partner and I, we were only 16 when we started seeing each other and virgins in every sense of the word - we hadn't even kissed anyone before each other. So there was no real need to talk about STIs.

since my partner has a health

Sat, 2010-08-28 11:44
Anonymous

since my partner has a health condition, he has to go in every 6 months for blood tests, and since he first started being sexually active theyve also included STI checks with it.

Tested, but hidden risk

Fri, 2010-07-23 23:44
Anonymous

She told me she had been tested recently, which AFAIK was true. However, she failed to mention that she had had a condom break about three weeks prior... Well, we sort-of used a condom anyway (that is, for penile vaginal penetration, but not for the rest) and it turned out OK in the end.

My way-too-long answer

Thu, 2010-07-15 23:10
Anonymous

I stumbled upon this and saw all of the choices. I was hopeful that my answer would be listed, but no. Not too surprising. I have asked my sexual partners, well I think I asked all of them, and they all denied having anything but never gave details and I foolishly asked AFTER sex. The first time I was too impulsive and it didn't occur to me to ask. That turned into a dud. The next time I had been too drunk to ask. The last time.. well I asked both of the guys and they both gave very colorful and rude answers, again AFTER sex. Had I thought clearly, or been sober, any of the times I sure as heck would have asked, heck I probably would still be a virgin. And if I ever feel like doing that again (unlikely) I will ask.

He's my first, I'm his third.

Wed, 2010-07-14 09:19
Anonymous

He's my first, I'm his third. He hasn't been tested yet due to time and money constraints, but he's willing to be. In the meantime, we've been very diligent about using latex barrier protection, even for oral.

Only had one sexual partner

Tue, 2010-07-13 23:05
Bobblehead

Only had one sexual partner so far, we were both new to anything partnersexed. Didn't do tests or anything.

But in the future, I'm sure I'll come across partners who have also had previous partners, and we'll both discuss it, and also get tested together. I guess some people might not like that idea, but I think it would be a bonding experience...I will also be getting tested on my own periodically, but doing so with a partner would be great support.

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