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How To: Tell Your Partner You Have an Itch

Awkward Conversations!

If you know you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), then you have to tell your sexual partners, no matter how hard that can be. They need to know to get treated and take precautions to prevent the spread of disease.

Why? Their health is at risk, so they need to know what's going on. They may not know it and could be passing it around. It's natural to feel embarrassed, even scared, at the thought of telling anyone.

How to tell:


Talking about safe sex and STI’s can be awkward. It’s a part of growing up. Most STIs are easily treated. But if you ignore them they won’t go away.

Scared to ask your partner to test for HIV? Read our cheat sheet below:


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I agree with you bliss,and that happened to me...I had da most painful moment of my life,,he humiliated me and treated me as if I was a prostitute.

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I was experiencing some discomfort, I thought it was an sti and when I asked my boyfriend whether he had an sti he got very upset because I was thinkin the worst of him. but I was only looking out for my well being

2 years, 3 months Ago Report

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