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I am a 22-year-old college student and have been with 14 partners. Three of them did not wear condoms. I had an STD a while ago, but nothing since then. I also get yearly exams and haven’t had sex in over a year. But I’m worried that I might have AIDS. I feel almost crazy thinking about it…and I’m too scared to get tested. What should I do?
Last week, I had sex with my new girlfriend…she said she’s a virgin and hasn’t been tested. We were in the bathtub and used a condom. After we had sex, I took the condom off and fingered her in the water. My penis was also under the water. If my girlfriend is HIV-positive, could I get HIV from being in the tub with her? Can HIV survive underwater? Also, do condoms provide the same level of safety underwater?
I had unprotected sex with a girl and I want to find out if I have HIV. How long do I have to wait before I get an HIV test?
I had unprotected sex before I met my current partner. I’m the first and the only partner of the person I’m with now. I recently went to a clinic to get myself tested and I have no STDs. If my partner and I just stick with each other (for sexual pleasure), can we still get an STD through unprotected intercourse or through unprotected oral sex?
I’m a man with HSV-1 and HSV-2, and I am beginning relationships with women who also have HSV. Are there any devices for giving oral sex to women? I know condoms protect in the reverse scenario.
I'm an 18-year-old girl and I find that I have heavier vaginal discharge every time I'm around my friend. We do kiss, but I seem to get excited just being around her. We could just be sitting there doing nothing, and I feel like I’m excreting vaginal fluid. I'm really embarrassed because I've never been in a relationship before. Is this normal? Or do I some kind of disorder or disease?
I'm a homosexual man and I've been in a very successful relationship for two years. I sometimes ejaculate inside my partner during anal sex. I would like to know if that’s okay, or if there are any negative side effects? We’re in great health and live a healthy lifestyle.
I had sex with my boyfriend on the second day of my period, and we used a condom. I've heard that it's bad for the girl’s body to have sex during menstruation, because her period will stop after engaging in intercourse. Is this true?
I bled excessively after having sexual intercourse for the first time...is this normal?
My boyfriend doesn’t like to use a condom when we have sex because he says condoms reduce his sensation. I know we should use a condom to prevent pregnancy and STDs, so how can I talk to him about it?