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PurpleandGray

Did anyone teach you about herpies or STD's?

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PurpleandGray

One thing that's bothering me is the fact that I was never taught about STD's. I remember one lesson in health class on 9th grade where they passed around photos of different STD's but besides that I remember nothing! I just became sexually ative last year (due to extreme shyness!) I feel like my parents were always embarrassed about sex and never even uttered the word around me. I'm also so upset with myself that I never took the time to educate myself. The one good thing that may come out of this is that I now know to openly ask the next person I date about their history. I'll always be open and honest and hope that my partners down the road will do the same.  

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lali

I was never taught about STDs also. I started doing my own research when I became sexually active. Never really looked into herpes thou. Sure my mom would tell me to be careful. What pisses me off is the fact that doctors don't check for that in an annual check up. So if your not really aware of how it works and you go asking if everything is okay and they say it is, then people assume they are clean but in fact they might have herpes without even knowing it. I understand they only test if a patient show symptoms because there's a lot of false negative or false positive but they should make it clear that the check up doesn't include herpes free. So I cant be mad at my passed relationships. I'm mad the health care system.

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