Seriously though, you should always be practicing safe sex. That’s the best way for you to avoid STDs. Staying safe is respectful to you and your partner. Plus, that’s also how you avoid getting pregnant. If someone is pressuring you to not use a condom, don’t let them.
Make sure you’re getting regularly tested. This means at least once a year, like at your annual exam. But you should really be getting tested every time you switch partners. New boyfriend? Get tested. New hookup? Get tested. Better safe than sorry, ladies!
Have you gotten tested? Was it as bad as you thought? Tell us in the comments!