I just had to post a blog post for that title. I have tricky veins. When I went in today for my “being a responsible person” STD test (in other words, I have no specific worry and use condoms for intercourse…honestly, not for oral…and yes, I know STDs/Is can be spread through oral), I ended up with 3 phlebotomists in the room at one point. Oh well. Got ‘er done. Should have results in 24-48 hours. Hopefully all clear.
Obviously there are risks with sex. The risks are worth it for me. I try to get tested regularly (what does that mean? it sort of depends on the number of sex partners I’ve had in a given period of time) and talk to people about their own testing and use condoms. I’m imperfect about the conversations (but probably a solid B+ to A- average). And I suppose ultimate safety would involve condoms for oral sex. I’ll take that risk.
Update: All clear on the STD/I test front. As I thought I should be, but always a relief to know for sure.