If someone has unprotected sex and finds a different sexual partner a few years apart…

…..is it still possible to have unprotected sex with them without giving them an STI?

Great question!

Lets talk a little bit about STIs. STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs there are four modes of transmission.  They are…

  • Blood
  • Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
  • Skin to skin contact (genital to genital)
  • And Mother to Child (Breastmilk and Vaginal Delivery)

In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play

In order for someone to avoid transmitting an STI to another person or a new partner there are a few things to consider..

Before someone engages in sexual activity, they should communicate with their partner(s) about STIS. Asking partners if they have ever had an STI, been tested recently, or want to go get tested (maybe even going to get tested together!) are great conversations to have.  A person cannot know what they are coming into contact with if they are not communicating.

Also using condoms or dental dams during sexual contact can greatly reduce the risk of STI transmission.  Having a conversation about using protection is another important way to reduce risk.

If you want to make an appointment to get tested, or need more information, you can make an appointment with us at 303-442-5160