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How to reasonably evaluate risk after a broken condom

I am a woman on hormonal birth control and in a mostly monogamous relationship with a guy. My boyfriend recently had sex with a woman who's been having unprotected sex with multiple partners, and the condom broke (pregnancy is not a concern). What's a reasonable course of action from here? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Oct 17, 2013 - 10 answers

I have herpes. I want to have casual sex. How can I make this work?

I find myself at a time in my life when I would really like to have lots of casual sex. However, I have genital herpes. I know I need to disclose this to potential partners, and I know how to do that. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to improve my ability to find potential partners who will not turn me down on the basis of my STD status. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me quantify just how safe the sex I'm having is

I know the basics, but how can I find out more detail about my personal STI risk so that I can make informed decisions? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Feb 3, 2013 - 9 answers

HPV: Do I stay or go?

The woman I'm dating has HPV. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Months ago, boyfriend told me he has herpes. It still bothers me. What now?

On herpes and forgiveness. Nine months into our relationship, my boyfriend told me that he has HSV-2. That was almost a year ago. It still bothers me. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2012 - 47 answers

Is it even possible for this to be an STD?

YANMD — girly parts and boy parts edition. Is this even possible for STD's? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 33 answers

I can't have vaginal warts if we're both monogamous, right?

I can't have vaginal warts if we're both monogamous, right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 21 answers

Gardnerella-Tending Tips?

Medical / Sexual Health Question: WTF could be causing these long-term symptoms, and HTF can I take care of them, hopefully once and for all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Should I use a condom if my girlfriend sleeps with women?

My girlfriend is going to start sleeping with other women. I'm a man, and I'm not. Should we go back to using condoms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 19 answers

Transitive STD testing and testing for oral transmission, oh my!

I had unprotected sex and performed cunnilingus. I'm uninsured. I'm asymptomatic. Where and what type of STD testing should I look for? Also, if I test clean then what is the chance that that she too is/was clean? The primary question is where can I get a general panel of STD testing cheaply (or free) given that I am currently uninsured because I'm (hopefully temporarily) unemployed. Barring other options, how much should I expect to spend at my general doctor for the proper tests? Is that worth it given my situation below? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Fast std clinic in toronto?

GTA: Fast and/or anonymous STD check in Toronto? Can anyone recommend a clinic in Toronto that has fast results on STD tests? I spoke with the Hassle Free clinic and they sound great but results take 2 weeks. Anyone do it faster? Price is not an issue. Emails can be sent to anoninto at gmail. Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Diet and outbreaks

Which foods are best for a person with herpes? Also, what about a specific act of sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 - 7 answers

I'm worried I might have an STD... or something.

What is going on with this lump in my genitalia? (female) Does this sound like an STD or something else? [more inside]
posted by fantoche on Jun 14, 2011 - 26 answers

When do I need to start getting STI checks and/or pap smears?

I've become "sexually active" at a rather late age. When do I need to start getting STI checks and/or pap smears? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 27 answers

It's my own fault, is there anything I can do?

I just found out that the woman I hooked up with last night has chlamydia...what now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Unprotected sex without STD testing first?

Girlfriend of more than a year recently went on the Pill. I said we should get STD tested before having unprotected sex; my tests came back negative but she's reluctant to get one. Should I compromise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2010 - 46 answers

I thought getting clear had something to do with Xenu

I'm a virgin and my girlfriend has HPV. Need some advice about what I should do and what is or is not safe. (Probably NSFW) [more inside]
posted by sickle cell moon on Aug 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Valtrex as a prophylactic?

Is it reasonable to keep a supply of Valtrex around to take after protected casual sex to prevent herpes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I have unprotected sex with a girl with HPV?

I am a man. Should I have unprotected sex with a girl with HPV? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2010 - 20 answers

My boyfriend just told me that he has genital herpes. Now what?

My boyfriend of four months just told me that he has genital herpes. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 33 answers

HPV still contagious?

Help me understand this specific HPV situation regarding an intimate female friend. (I'm a guy.) [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Apr 2, 2010 - 10 answers

When and how to tell my SO I have an STD?

How do I let my boyfriend know I have herpes? When should I tell him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009 - 16 answers

When do you tell someone you've got oral herpes?

When do you tell someone you have HSV1? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 25 answers

Are those gosh durned kids really having as much free love as the Tv says?

How accurate are the media portrayals of young people engaging in risky sexual behaviors? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 8, 2009 - 54 answers

Should I be concerned about a casual fling with someone with herpes? (NSFW-ish)

Should I be concerned about a casual fling with someone with herpes? (NSFW-ish) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2009 - 27 answers

Straight answers about HPV

I'm a straight male, and I have genital wart-causing HPV. I have searched high and low and can't find straightforward answers to a few questions. I need some help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2009 - 10 answers

How communicable is Herpes during incubation period?

How herpes is infectious during the incubation period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Sharing a sex toy w/o spreading HPV?

What precautions should my partner and I take if we want to share a silicone sex toy without spreading HPV between us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2008 - 7 answers

HPV Clearance in a journal article

Clearing HPV: Help me understand this journal article, specifically the concept of rate ratio and how it translates into real-world risk. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 25, 2008 - 3 answers

I have an STD, help me determine when to tell him. I'm pertified.

I have an STD and don't know what time is the right time in terms of telling the partner. Please help, I'm scared out of mind! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 42 answers

Help me identify my roommate's spots.

My roommate has three unidentifiable pimple-like things in his pubic area and is now kind of freaking out. One has been there about a week or so and the other two just showed up in the last day or two so we're looking for possible ideas of what they could be. [more inside]
posted by adamdrici on Jul 2, 2007 - 19 answers

Getting laid without getting HPV

Other than abstinence, condoms and being careful, if there anything that can be done to help avoid catching HPV? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2006 - 23 answers

When should I get tested?

Is there any use in me getting tested for any/all STD/STI's after only a few months since possible exposure? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2006 - 18 answers

what happens in a mexican strip club?

MexicanSexRelationshipFilter. How to best question my partner about his sexual escapades without accusing him of infidelity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2006 - 29 answers

She's only had one outbreak of genital herpes a year ago. Do I still need protection?

What is the relative safety of certain sexual acts with a partner who has had one confirmed outbreak of genital herpes and no subsequent outbreaks? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2006 - 11 answers

STDs: The social contract

Lately it seems that several of my friends are receiving HPV diagnoses, with all the accompanying uncertainty that entails. Given how little research we have on HPV and the relative benignity of the diagnosis, how should the topic be discussed with prospective partners? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2005 - 10 answers

STD notification service?

Is there a service that will, either through the internet or snail mail or even via telephone, notify your previous sex partners that you may have given them a sexually transmitted disease? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on May 9, 2005 - 11 answers

Herpes Statistics

What do you know about herpes? I was reading some blog somewhere and in a comment somebody said condoms don't do a great job protecting against herpes. That didn't sound right to me since that's pretty much the only reason I was wearing the things, so off I go to dig up some research. And, I found some statistics that curdled my blood. Hypochondriacs may want to stop reading now, because after reading some of this, I'm afraid to even touch myself. It seems that:

* More than 45 million people in the US have genital herpes
* One in five people in the US over the age of 12 has genital herpes
* One in four women in the US over the age of 12 has genital herpes
* One in two African American women over the age of 12 has genital herpes

What?!

Seriously, as you might imagine, that raises many, many questions, not the least of which is -- could that possibly be true and how is it that I and my circle of friends had never heard those statistics before? Because that's just insane and I would expect a lot of people to be shouting that from the treetops and wearing ribbons and running marathons for the cure. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jun 21, 2004 - 22 answers

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