Most STI’s don’t show symptoms. Get you and your partner tested today.

Most STI’s don’t show symptoms. Get you and your partner tested today.

Pain when you pee. Little bumps on your penis, vagina, or anywhere else “down there”. Sores that hurt.

These are all possible symptoms of STIs, or sexually transmitted infections, a.k.a. infections you can get from sex (oral, anal, or vaginal). But what about when there aren’t any symptoms? Does that mean you’re in the clear? Don’t be so sure!

Lots of STIs can be present without any symptoms. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause painful urination or discharge but a lot of the time you might have an STI and not know it.

The best way to deal with this tricky situation? Get tested! Before a new partner, during your annual exam, or after any unprotected sex. Testing, and condoms (male or female), are the best ways to prevent STIs if you are sexually active.

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