published on Insider.com
by Kristin Salaky Sep. 6, 2017
Having sex comes with a lot of responsibilities. You should show a certain level of enthusiasm, practice good consent, and listen to what your partners need. You should also be getting frequent STI tests — a simple task that people tend to forget.
Most people know that they should be getting tested for STIs, but many aren’t doing it enough or doing it at all. Knowing your up-to-date STI status is important information that allows you and potential partners to make safer, more informed decisions about what you’re doing in bed.
So what constitutes as “up-to-date?” Well that depends on who you are and who you ask.