Written by: Admin_SheEvo

I should have been more careful. It’s not that I did not have enough education around STI’s. Still, somehow, I didn’t think that I was doing anything dangerous. I started seeing a guy from my university 2 months ago. He’s 2 years ahead of me, but because we are studying for the same degree, we see each other quite frequently. We started hanging out as friends, but it became clear that we had feelings for each other, so we started dating. I have had a few partners, and he has just come out of a relationship.

I thought I was being careful enough by using a condom when we had sex. I didn’t know what we did beforehand could put me at risk. I was wrong!

I was visiting my parents in the holidays, and he called me to say that he had just been to the doctor for some tests and he had tested positive for chlamydia. Oh, my goodness, I just wanted to scream. I couldn’t believe it. I know that chlamydia is one of the most common STIs, but I had no idea how easy it is to get.

I went to the doctor to get tested, and it returned positive. I felt sick. She gave me 2 pills that I had to take once, and then after a week, I would be clear. I suppose the good thing is that it is straightforward to treat. When I went to the doctor, she said that 75% of people don’t show any symptoms for it, and if it goes undetected, it can lead to infertility. On the one hand, I was grateful to have found out so quickly, but on the other hand, I just felt DIRTY!

I cannot honestly say whether my boyfriend gave it to me or vice versa. I suppose it doesn’t matter, but what it has taught me is that before I have any sexual relationship with a guy, we are going to test. It’s one of those things that you don’t want to bring up at the start of a relationship, but I am not going to put myself at risk again. No one is worth me putting my life at risk. I was told at school that when you have sex with someone, you are sleeping with every partner that they have slept with. I now understand what was meant.



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