How to ask my boyfriend if he has an STD?
February 15, 2009 6:19 PM Subscribe
I noticed a suspicious-looking sore on my boyfriend... how to sensitively ask him to get tested?
posted by anonymous to human relations (32 answers total)
My boyfriend and I just started dating pretty recently, and we're both fairly young. I didn't ask too many questions about his history because I knew he had only dated one girl... but that may have been a mistake. I noticed (with my TONGUE) a sort of bumpy red spot on the underside of his penis. Looking at pictures I would guess it would be Herpes or HPV (I'm hoping HPV since I am vaccinated and maybe didn't get it if it was). The thing is, we're both kinda shy and bad at talking about this stuff. How do I tell him what I noticed/ask him to get tested in a sensitive way? I don't want to sound like I'm implying that he's disgusting but it's kinda freaking me out.