Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are more common than you know. In the U.S. alone, there are 15 million new cases each year. Talking to your sex partners, even virtually, helps take away the stigma associated with STDs. AND it's scientifically proven to reduce transmission.
* Notify everyone you've had sex with in the past six months. Oral sex counts, too.
* Try looking through your old emails and your online address book to complete the list.
* If you decide to compose a personal message, put yourself in the other person's shoes. Think about how you were told—what you liked and what you didn't—and put the best of it into words.
* You don't have to provide detailed medical info—this email card will automatically provide links to what they need to know.
* You can send postcards anonymously or from your email address. Historically, when you tell a sex partner(s) yourself, it's more likely s.he will "hear" the message and get tested.
* No information will be collected or shared with any public or private agency.
The site was developed by Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (I.S.I.S), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing and using Internet technologies to prevent disease transmission and enhance the sexual well-being of individuals and communities. Our mission is to provide leadership, innovation, educational resources and research in online sexual health promotion.