Everyone has an STI status and it's important for you to know yours. It's a huge piece of being a sexually healthy and responsible adult. Getting tested on a regular basis will help you avoid any long-term health risks by helping you to address any problems quickly and before they cause any serious damage. It also helps you keep your sexual partner(s) safe as well by reducing the risks they have of contracting anything...
Have you ever heard the term "fluid bonding"? Fluid bonding is a fairly simple but an important concept in a relationship. Put simply, it is the agreement between two people to share bodily fluids. This may not seem like a big deal but it has some crucial implications for the state of the relationship, trust, and open communication. There can be different and distinct levels of fluid bonding. For example, you may consent to share saliva with someone but that doesn't mean that you would be willing to have unprotected sex with them or share blood with them. In most cases, fluid bonding typically refers to the choice to have unprotected sex with an ongoing partner. For it to be considered fluid bonding, it must be a deliberate choice made by the couple.
A common question that always pops up for some people is a concern about unwanted pregnancies. There is a lot of misinformation and general lack of information out there for people. Many places don't have a very comprehensive sex education program and the sex ed conversation doesn't always happen at home. It's not surprising that this can lead people to some concerning notions about how pregnancy can occur. So let's talk about oral sex and if it can lead to a conception of a child.
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