(Closed) Spin Off: How often do you get tested for STDs?

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: How often do you get tested?
    Never been tested but not sexually active : (21 votes)
    8 %
    Never been tested and sexually active (doen't matter how many partners) : (57 votes)
    21 %
    Tested once because my doctor made me : (56 votes)
    20 %
    Tested once a year : (79 votes)
    29 %
    Tested more than once a year : (8 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (53 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I got tested at my annual exam until Darling Husband and I were monogamous. My gyno was like “are you suuuure?” at the first appt I told her it wasnt necessary anymore haha.

    Post # 5
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I made a point of getting tested as part of my yearly exam once I became sexually active. Even with condoms, you can never be too careful. Darling Husband and I both got tested before we started going condom-less. 


    Post # 6
    4360 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Before I met my partner once every 6 months, or just after a new relationship.  Now I don’t bother.

    Post # 7
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I used to only get tested at my annual but then stopped once Darling Husband and I were together. The last time I was tested was when we had been together for about 3 months.

    Post # 10
    2747 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m not sure if I have been tested, never sought out to be tested.  I’ve been with the same person since I lost my Vcard and he has only been with me since we started dating 10 years ago. =)

    Post # 11
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I got tested at my annual, but then once hubs and I had been monogamous for a few years, I stopped

    Post # 12
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I was tested before I was with my SO, and once since.  We’ve been monogamous for 5 years now so I don’t feel like it’s neccessary.  It’s also not covered by my health insurance.

    Post # 13
    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    I was tested every year until my SO and I were monogomous. I no longer am tested due to how long we have been together.

    Post # 14
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Because there are those nasty invisible hidey Save-The-Date Cards, we’re still going to get tested every year for a while. You can never be too sure, especially with how rampant high risk HPV is!

    Post # 15
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Same as many of the PPs. Every year until we were monogamous, and I ensured we were both tested before we slept with each other. I like games, but I dont like playing games with my health or life.

    EDIT: I remembered that I was tested 2 years ago at my yearly just to continue to be sure. I probably will every few years just in case. You can never be too sure, especially since I have surgeries every 7ish years.

    Post # 16
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Well I voted for once a year, but actually I’ve had more times at the hospital for various complications and they always test me routinely.

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