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Relationship Protocol: When Is the Right Time to Bring Up Sexual History?

There are many amazing moments in the beginning of a new relationship, but there is an equal number of awkward and mildly terrifying moments, too. Learning about his sexual history and giving him yours, including your number of sexual partners and any STI exposure risks, can be very revealing.

Though often there is shame if you feel inexperienced or guilt if you feel too experienced, sharing this information is important for the emotional growth in your relationship and for your sexual health. But it's difficult to decide when this conversation should take place — certainly not on the first date, but hopefully before the first sexual encounter. So ladies, when is the right time to bring up your sexual history?


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