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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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It’s a good thing to open to your partner when it comes to health issues... because it will help the two of you and to have a good relationship.

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What can i do to encourage someone to tell their partner when they don't want to tell them theirselves?

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