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STI Facts

If you are sexually active, it's a sad fact that we need to watch out for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

Knowledge is prevention, so take this quiz to test your understanding of STIs.

STI Facts

You can get STIs from oral sex.

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pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
100% baby! I know my stuff.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
100% baby. =] Haha.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Yay, I got them all right :)
ailene ailene 9 years
It's also good to remember that not all protection is 100% effective against STD's... sometimes condoms break... so always err on the side of caution.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
100%...... But ummm its scary to think ppl don't know this info
ailene ailene 9 years
Sometime else I suggest is only having one sexual partner for your entire life. (That is one of the reasons I am an advocate of abstinence before marriage...). It's best explained in this quote: "When you have sex with someone, you are having sex with everyone they had sex with for the last ten years and everyone they and their partners have had sex with for the last ten years." -C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General Here's a link to a sexual exposure chart. It shows how many people you have been exposed to by the number of partners that you have had. (It assumes that everyone had the same number of partners as you). Since you can get STD's from oral sex... anyone that you've participated in oral sex with ALSO counts as a partner... Here's the chart... scary!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
100% everybody needs to be well informed. thanks for posting this!
lilv lilv 9 years
thanks for the great info and i'm proud of myself for knowing them all
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I absolutely agree, DearSugar. I'm not at all saying it shouldn't be said - actually I said I think it's great that you shared it. My point remains that people DON'T hear it more, and that's what I find sad.
DearSugar DearSugar 9 years
This info is just so important to our health. The more you hear it, the more you'll understand.
KerryG KerryG 9 years
100% \o/ Thanks again for doing this, DearSugar. Though I agree with Greggie that it's sad you need to.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
All of this was taught in my school's sex ed (I graduated in '00), except for the Nuvaring... I might be wrong but I don't think that was around then.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I agree, MrsSchmitt, my point is that it's scary that it's not taught in places other than here.
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 9 years
There's always a new generation of girls who need to learn this information though.
Random2 Random2 9 years
It's scary how much is out there, and how many people don't think of the risks involved.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
It makes me sad that this has to be reviewed so often. I think it's GREAT that Dear Sugar is doing it, it just disappoints me that this isn't common knowledge.
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