Facts About Safe Sex

If your relationship has reached the stage where you are sleeping together, then, hopefully, you have asked your partner for the low down on their sexual history. If you haven’t, you could be gambling with your sexual health.

As much as we don’t like to think about it, our boyfriends or girlfriends slept with other people before they met us and whether that was just two people or 20; there is still a chance that they could have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. After all, we never know who each others’ exes have slept with, do we?

If you want to protect yourself from sexual diseases, such as Chlamydia, Herpes and Gonorrhoea, then it is important to use protection such as condoms, even when you are in a long-term relationship. Talk to each other about your sexual past before you sleep together and especially before you decide to stop using contraception.

Many couples are choosing to take STD tests together to give each other the reassurance that everything is OK. If you are both given the all clear, then you know that you can have unprotected sex together.

If you have already had unsafe sex with your partner, then it is not too late for you to get checked out together because you could be putting each other at risk.

Having unprotected sex with someone who is not your partner poses even more risks because if you have a one-night stand with a stranger, you have no idea how many partners they have had before. If you are concerned about your health following unsafe sex, you can put your mind at rest by booking yourself in for an STD test.

Broadgate General Practice performs tests for the most common infections such as Syphilis, Herpes and Gonorrhoea as well as less common infections like Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. We offer a very discreet and confidential service and we are based just minutes from Liverpool Street Station, so it is easy to fit a visit around your working hours.

For more information, go to https://www.broadgategp.co.uk/sexual-health or call 020 7638 4330 today.