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Conversations between lovers about STIs are important in theory but difficult in bed
Date:11/5/2013

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Mullinax said she was surprised to learn that about the same percentage of study participants engaged in sex without a condom regardless of whether they talked about STIs with their partners.

"Participants who reported talking to their partners about STIs say it affected their decision to engage in certain behaviors in that it made them feel more comfortable and led them to stop using condoms," she said. "But this finding concerns me given that many participants did not also report routinely getting tested nor having detailed conversations with partners about STIs."

Here are some of the other findings:

  • Many participants reported that they occasionally, rarely or never got tested before having sex with partners who were casual (50.3 percent) or long-term (38.7 percent).

  • Of the people who did discuss STI testing, very few discussed concurrent sexual partners or when partners' testing occurred in relation to their last sex act, and only half clarified what types of STIs their partner had been tested for. These issues are important components of assessing STI risk.

  • About a third of participants said they told a partner they didn't have an STI even though they hadn't been tested since their last sexual partner.

Mullinax said just a little more than half of study participants reported feeling "very comfortable" talking to partners about how to prevent STIs. Less than half felt "very comfortable" talking with a partner about sexual histories. Comfort levels improved -- and conversations became easier -- when people felt better informed about STIs and had practice talking about STIs with partners

"Take time to get informed," she said. "It will only make your conversation more comfortable and ensure that you are really protecting your health."


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Contact: Margo Mullinax
marbmull@indiana.edu
Indiana University
Source:Eurekalert  

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