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STDs & Pop Culture: Keeping Up With The Kardashians!

September 18th, 2013 by Sondra

There is something to be said about fidelity. There is also something to be said about being proactive about one’s health, no matter what social, pop culture, income, or class bracket a person may fall in.

Wrapped in the drama of superstar fame, Khloe Kardashian decided to get tested for a range of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) a few months ago after her husband, basketball star Lamar Odom, admitted to having unprotected sex with other women.

This is an extremely smart and proactive step on Khloe’s part. If your husband, partner, or lover, is having any type of sex (penetrative, unprotected, extramarital, or polyamorous) with other people, getting tested regularly is crucial. It is also important to remember that oral sex is sex and that barrier methods (such as dental dams or condoms) should be used to avoid infections.

While the media often sensationalizes these stories and spins them in a very one-dimensional, gossip-mongering light, please remember that everyone involved in this scandal — even the people Odom allegedly had affairs with — are human and their privacy and sexual health are equally important.

Everyone should get tested, and there should be no shame in that.

Perhaps hiring a private investigator was a bit much, but perhaps so was Odom’s unprotected sex with multiple people without his wife being aware.

Regardless, go Khloe Kardashian!

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