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The other main health-related component is of course unwanted fetuses. However, there are some simple things you can do to put yourself in the safest situation possible, so you can have fun with minimal stress.One note before we get into this: lots of sexual health websites and educators say things like “you’re more likely to get a sexually transmitted disease if you’re having sex with multiple people, so if you want to protect yourself, have sex with fewer people,” as if safer sex were a first grade math problem.Think of it as a numbers game — if you’re not 100 percent sure all your lovers are negative for all STIs, then the more people you’re sleeping with, the more risk you’re taking on — but that doesn't mean sleeping with three people who've been tested is inherently more dangerous than, say, practicing unprotected sex with one person.While there are a bunch of methods for preventing pregnancy on the market, there are really only three that also protect you from STDs.Some STIs are transmitted through skin to skin contact, though, which means you don’t even have to have sex to get them — any contact with infected skin can do it.Second, and equally importantly, you can’t get an STI from someone who doesn’t already have it in their system.I want to have fun but I don’t want to end up with baby or a disease!A: Sex is so fun, but it can also be stressful, and a big part of that is exactly what you’re talking about — unwanted diseases.
But what about finding solutions to those stressful sexual health situations that inevitably crop up when you’re getting down?
So, basically, it takes two weeks for a Gonorrhea or Chlamydia test to turn up positive.
Syphilis can take anywhere from one week to three months.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. However, I must confess I’m a bit rusty on how to protect myself from STDs.
No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. I was monogamous with my ex for five years and I’m on the pill, so after we got tested we stopped using condoms.