The Hookup On: Sexual Health Awareness Month

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you’ll know that my blog name used to be Hookup Culture. I primarily wrote about relationships and the single life and I still incorporate those topics into my writing today. September is Sexual Health Awareness Month and while I’ve talked a lot about dating and doing your own thing, I haven’t talked a lot about safety.

I have no judgement when it comes to how you choose to live your romantic life, but I will judge you a little bit if you decide not to take care of your health. The fact is, getting checked for STD’s should be as normal and common as getting a physical or going to the dentist. It’s just another part of your health that you need to take care of.

There is a stigma around it, though. As if getting tested means admitting that you’re dirty or you sleep around too much. But whether it’s 1 or 100 partners, you should get tested and you should mind your health. Ignore that very dumb and very outdated stigma because there is nothing wrong with making sure your body is 100%.

But I know that it can be awkward in the doctor’s office to go through this process. There are other options like STDCheck.com. At STD Check, you only need to visit a lab for a blood and urine sample and then you’re emailed your results in 1-2 days.

STD’s don’t just happen to young people or old people, they don’t just happen to people who have slept around, and they aren’t something that you want to ignore. This September, please keep your health a priority and get checked.

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8 thoughts on “The Hookup On: Sexual Health Awareness Month

  1. You go girl! This is so true and relevant! I actually work for the health department and my district just acquired a bus to go out in our community to do STI testing clinics for free and guess who just got her CDL to drive it… This girl! 😀

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  2. This is a helpful and timely post.

    I would add that where people are sleeping with casual partners (as opposed to a regular one) that they seriously consider (if a man) using a comdom and (if a woman) urging your date to use one (as the pill doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections). Like you, I pass no judgement on people’s life styles, but you owe it to yourself (and your partner) to use protection where you are engaging in potentially risky behaviour.
    This is a helpful and timely post.

    I would add that where people are sleeping with casual partners (as opposed to a regular one) that they seriously consider (if a man) using a comdom and (if a woman) urging your date to use one (as the pill doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections). Like you, I pass no judgement on people’s life styles, but you owe it to yourself (and your partner) to use protection where you are engaging in potentially risky behaviour.

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  3. I didn’t even know this month was sexual health awareness month and I have a post scheduled later talking about STDs! Yay, good timing! Hahah.

    Thanks for sharing this website. Rosie! Getting tested is really so important!

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