Do You Need to Get Yourself Tested for STI?

Do You Need to Get Yourself Tested for STI?

Posted by Kenny Condom on Jul 21, 2015

At CondomSales, we are a trusted source for condoms online in Australia. Condoms are used both as birth control and to prevent STI’s. While condoms provide protection against STI’s, they can’t protect you against all of the unprotected sex you may have had in the past. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you could have an STI.

Reasons to Get Tested

STI Testing

If you think you may have an STI, you should definitely find out. If you have ever had unprotected sex, vaginal, anal or oral, you have put yourself at risk for an STI. If you have ever had a condom fall off or break during sex, you have put yourself at risk. If your partner has ever had other sexual partners, you are at risk for STI. If you have ever shared injecting equipment, you should have yourself checked.

If you are beginning a new sexual relationship, it is recommended to get tested.

What Happens During Testing?

When you are tested, it will be by a doctor, nurse or other qualified health professional. They will ask you some questions that may seem quite personal to you about your sexual history. These can include your sexual orientation, your number of partners, how often you have sex, what kind of sex you have, whether you have body piercings or tattoos and whether you have injected drugs.

After all pertinent information has been collected, the health professional will examine your genital area, mouth and anus for signs of STI. For a full check, they will draw blood from your arm and a urine sample. Females will be asked to provide a vaginal swab. Pap smears are also recommended for females. You should get your results within a week.

Why Take Unnecessary Risks?

It is easy to get in the habit of using condoms. At CondomSales, we carry the best brands. High quality condoms are reliable but thin enough that they don’t take away your pleasure. We carry condoms to enhance your experience and hers, too. To learn more, visit our homepage and browse the site.