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Sexual fluids on dildos or other sex toys can spread STDs

Asked May 19, 2017

Can I get an STD from a dildo or other sex toy?

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Some STDs have no symptoms at all

Asked May 23, 2017

Can symptoms of a Sexually Transmitted Disease take 12 years to show up?

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Condoms are up to 98% effective at preventing STDs

Asked May 24, 2017

How effective are condoms at preventing STDs? Do I really need to use one?

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Vaginal odors and yellow or brown discharge can mean you have an STD

Asked May 25, 2017

I'm a sexually active female and lately my vagina has been having a strange odor. I have a yellowish-brown discharge, and it is itchy. What is going on with me?

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Our STD tests require only a blood sample and urine sample

Asked May 25, 2017

My boyfriend is going to take a STD test for the first time. How is the normal STD test process or procedure for a male?

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Should I get checked for STDs if my vagina bleeds after sex?

Asked May 25, 2017

I always bleed after having intercourse. Is that normal? Should I get this checked out?

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How costly are STD treatments?

Asked May 25, 2017

Are most STD treatments within the reach of people who cannot afford health insurance?

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What are the chances of STDs spreading through manual sex?

Asked May 25, 2017

What are the chances of being infected with STD from being fingered or giving a hand job to someone?

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The risks of unprotected anal sex between men

Asked May 29, 2017

Is not wearing a condom during anal sex between two men considered risky?

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STD Testing Appointment Scheduling

Asked May 29, 2017

How do I make an appointment for my STD test? I can't figure it out.

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Explanation for our STD testing process

Asked May 29, 2017

I recently had unprotected sex and I really want to get tested for STDs. What is the process like?

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If I Have Unprotected Anal Sex, Can It Lead To Pregnancy Or STDs?

Asked May 29, 2017

Am I at risk for STDs or pregnancy if I have unprotected anal sex?

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STD Transmission During Oral Sex

Asked May 29, 2017

I gave a boy oral sex and he didn't have a condom on. Am I at risk for an STD?

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If I have been abstinent, can I have an STD?

Asked May 30, 2017

I have not had any sexual contact since the last time I got tested for STDs. Is it possible that I could have caught an STD in the meantime anyway?

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Different time frames for STD test accuracy

Asked June 04, 2017

How soon after having sex can I get tested for STDs and have reliable results?

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Explanations for painful sex

Asked June 30, 2017

Having sex is painful for me lately. It never was before. What could this mean?

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When it comes to sexual health, is there a difference between a disease and an infection?

Asked July 03, 2017

Does STD have a different meaning than STI? If so, what is the difference?

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Can Syphilis Spread Through A Syphilitic Rash?

Asked July 16, 2017

Can syphilis be contracted through cuddling with syphilis rash present?

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BV is not an STD but can increase your risk of catching an STD

Asked July 29, 2017

I keep hearing about Bacterial Vaginosis. Is that an STD?

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Which Sexual Acts Can Spread Chlamydia?

Asked August 01, 2017

What are the chances of getting Chlamydia from an infected person if you've only had sexual contact with them one time?

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Home testing kits for STDs are not reliable and should only be a last resort

Asked August 04, 2017

I took an at-home STD test and it came up negative for everything. Is it possible that the result I got is wrong?

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Washing After Sex Can Actually Increase The Risk of STDs

Asked August 04, 2017

Does washing yourself after sex help prevent STDs?

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This answer goes over different sexual acts and whether or not HIV can be spread during them

Asked August 08, 2017

Had receptive oral sex. Foreplay caused precum on hand. Wiped off. Then had protective oral sex. Hand touched condom when giving oral sex. Any chance of hiv

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Flavored condoms are intended for oral sex only

Asked August 09, 2017

My boyfriend uses flavored condoms. Do you think that is what's causing my vagina to itch?

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Do I have a urinary tract infection or an STD?

Asked August 14, 2017

Can an STD cause a UTI or mimic symptoms?

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Always practice safe sex

Asked August 19, 2017

If two men both test clean for STDs, can they have sex without condoms without worrying about getting an STD?

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Gonorrhea can be a rectal infection in addition to infecting the penis and vagina

Asked October 12, 2017

My partner was recently diagnosed with gonorrhea and I’m scared that I might have it too. Is there any way to tell if I have gonorrhea?

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A swollen penis may or may not be an STD--you need to get tested

Asked November 06, 2017

I have been having protected sex with a woman that I don’t know very well. I am stressed and anxious that might have an STD. My stomach is upset and my penis is a little swollen, but there is no pain. Are these symptoms of an STD, or of stress and...

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Treat STDs to avoid having them spread to other parts of your body

Asked November 07, 2017

I was in a situation where I did not practice safe sex. However, my mouth did not touch man's penis. I have read that STDs might spread through your body. If so, how long does that take from the possible infection? I will get tested from urine but...

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Always use protection during sex if you have an open wound

Asked November 09, 2017

Had sex for first time with girlfriend. Due to friction a relatively open cut formed on my penis. This cut was not a problem and has healed however my question is; If my girlfriend does have an std would I already have gotten it due to the open ...

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Even one sexual partner puts you at risk for an STD

Asked November 22, 2017

Wanted to know if a person can get STD if he had sex with only one partner and partner didn't had sex with anyone else other than him

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Do Not Confuse Testicular Cancer With An STD

Asked December 13, 2017

My boyfriend has a lump on the back of his balls and I'm wondering if it could be a sexually transmitted disease or if it could be cancer. Cancer runs in his family. The lump feels hard and looks all red. What could it be?

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The most common STDs in the United States

Asked January 12, 2018

What are different strains of STDS?

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Unprotected oral sex can result in STD transmission

Asked January 15, 2018

Hello, I am a 20 year old male who's all very new to the sexual life. Recently I received oral from another male who claimed to be disease free. I have not felt or seen anything noticeable downstairs since the encounter. I do not know if I should ...

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STDs can be spread by licking fingers that were just in a vagina

Asked January 17, 2018

Hi. I recently had an encounter in which I inserted my fingers into a partner's vagina as we kissed. She then licked my fingers and quickly began to kiss me again, with an open mouth and inserted tongue. Is there a possibility of contracting an or...

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Bacteria can get in the urethra during mutual masturbation

Asked February 26, 2018

I am a male who recently engaged in mutual masturbation with another male in a private sauna. We touched ourselves then each other (penis and scrotum) and there was touching of the urethra (possible transfer of sweat and pre-cum). What am I at ris...

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