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Why is it okay to have condomless sex with long-term partners (months, years) but not with short-term ones (days, weeks)?

We often hear that we shouldn't have sex with too many different people due to STDs, as if monogamy by itself protected us, but from my research that is not the case.

We're always at risk. STDs are simply viruses, infections and diseases. As such, they can come to us in a multitude of ways apart from sex, even genetically and the worse is that we can have them without even knowing. This means that the only sure way to be safe without condom, not matter who you're with, is to have them tested for all deadly STDs before having sex with them. Well, this is what I've learned. Is it true? If it is, it would be disturbing because almost no one get their long-term partner tested.

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  • 9 months ago

    It's true that testing is a great way to discover whether a person has an STD today - but not if they are having random sex after the testing.

    • manononbre9 months agoReport

      Sure. If you test and then go wild, the testing becomes meaningless.

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  • kelvin
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    9 months ago

    not true unless they are cheating

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  • 9 months ago

    No. STDs are called STDs because they are only spread through sexual contact. If you have been with the same person for a long time, and you are sure they're not cheating on you, and they are healthy, then there is no risk of getting STDs from them. That's why, when a married person gets and STD, they can be sure their partner was cheating. With someone you don't know well, you don't know who they were having sex with before, and it can take a while before the symptoms of an STD show up, In the case of HIV, it can be many years, which is why it's a good idea to know that the person you're with has been getting check ups, and blood tests.

    Other viruses and bacterial diseases can be caught from anyone you're in close contact with. Most of those have fairly easy cures, with antibiotics, or they run their course, like colds.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    "they can come to us in a multitude of ways apart from sex"

    False. STDs can only be contracted through sex.

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