First thing: Don't stress.
"Telling someone that you have an STI should not be brave."
We're not going to candy-coat it: The talk will be awkward as hell. Though not as awkward as a surprise case of herpes. Just don't make us pull out the cliche that if you're comfortable enough to get naked and grind with a new partner then you should be comfortable enough to talk with them.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo suggest that prehistoric people were just as worried about STIs as we are now, leading to more desire for monogamous relationships.
Doctors need to make it clear that HIV testing is a normal part of life.
Sex is never the real danger and neither are apps. Shame and ignorance are. Apps present an opportunity to change the way we have sex, and as soon as we learn to harness their incredible power, we'll all be a lot safer.
Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy. Many sexually active young people may not realize that getting tested is part of basic preventive health care and can actually help improve their sex lives. Here are five things that young people should know about getting tested and STDs: