In today’s age of life-threatening Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), everyone has every right to know that their potential partner has a clean bill of health before making things more intimate. You’re also entitled to a little reassurance at other points in the relationship, when the need arises.
Some will find the idea of asking such questions intimidating, which is understandable, as the recipients of such questions often find them offensive. Not to worry; asking is far less difficult than you realize, and a little sensitivity can go a long way.
The following tips will help you determine when to get tested and how to ask your partner to do the same.
Trying to get pregnant
Your partner cheated
One of you notices physical changes
While few people relish the idea of asking a partner to get tested, it’s a pleasant alternative to coming down with a STI. If you approach the situation from the angle of mutual responsibility, your partner most likely will agree to get tested without taking offense.