Let’s Talk About Shh… Getting Tested & STI Stigma
- May 27, 2020
- Posted by: Explore Sex Talk
- Category: Let's Talk About Shh
Let’s Talk About Shh.. is a live podcast where we discuss challenges, advice, and tips about love, intimacy, and relationships. Each day we tackle new ideas and topics related to sex. Together we will deepen our understanding of human connection and how it impacts our lives. The show accepts live callers to share their success tips or receive 1:1 relationship coaching. In this episode, we cover some of what you should know about getting tested.
Let’s Talk About Shh… Getting Tested
Getting tested is a great addition to an overall safer sex strategy. For a lot of different reasons, it’s a good idea to know what your sexual health status is. Primarily, you want to ensure you’re protecting yourself from any pain and harm. We discuss what happens when someone gets tested as well as go over some resources for sexual health clinics, such as Options BC or GetCheckedOnline.
We also talk about having a conversation about STIs with prospective, current, and past partners. What are some good techniques to have that conversation and what kind of etiquette is expected. It’s important to know that there are a lot of misconceptions, judgments, and stigmas around sexually transmitted infections because people often lack the proper education. They can also be colored by cultural prejudices. There is nothing shameful about testing positive with an STI but getting tested and seeking the appropriate medical attention makes a huge difference in a person’s overall health!
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Getting tested is an important way we can take care of our sexual health! It’s important that we know what our status is. We are doing a whole series this week on sexual health. We will be live Monday to Friday at 8pm PDT. Join us each day to hear a new topic, get tips, and call in with your questions or relationship success tips. If you miss the episode, you can always catch them here or by following us on our Podcast channel. Help us spread the word of the podcast by sharing it with your circles! Together we can encourage the growth of healthier relationships for everyone! If you’re also looking for more exclusive content, check out our Sexy Hero Society!