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 Ignore that very dumb and very outdated stigma because there is nothing wrong with making sure your body is 100%.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 Of Someone Who Is Always Sick

1.You forget what it’s like to be normal

Sick is normal, right?

2. You’ve basically become BFF’s with the doctor’s office.

Stick a needle in my arm and cure me, doc.

3. When you call your mom to tell her you’re sick, she doesn’t really care

“Again???? What do you want me to do about it???”

4. You cancel on plans constantly

My friends probably think I’m just using “I’m sick” as an excuse.

5. You’re constantly questioning if you’re sick or tired.

Is this a cold? Or allergies? Or am I tired? Or drunk?

6. When you do figure out you’re getting sick, you take drastic measures to stop it in it’s tracks.

*lays in bed for 20 hours, chugs orange juice, gargles salt water*

7. You begin to question if you’re actually dying.

WebMD says my cold symptoms could be because of cancer!!!

8. You get better….but not for long.

You barely recognize a time where you feel normal because you’ll probably be sick again soon.

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