Yes, this could be the most awkward and unromantic conversation you have with your partner. But! Couples that have this talk end up trusting each other more and having more fun in the bedroom – two big factors for a long-lasting relationship.
Making love is a fantastic part of life, but sex can also carry risks. There’s the risk of catching or passing on HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. And also of getting pregnant, or getting your partner pregnant, when that’s not something you want.
Genital herpes is an STD caused by 2 different types of herpes simplex virus (HSV). It looks like a cold sore or blister. While the virus is highly contagious, most people who have it don't get the cold sores or blisters.
Chlamydia is an STD caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia can infect your urethra (the tube that leads from your bladder to where your pee comes out), vagina/cervix area, anus, or eyes.