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 Ignore that very dumb and very outdated stigma because there is nothing wrong with making sure your body is 100%.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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Completed Summer Bucket List

I know everyone believes that summer ends after Labor Day, but I stick to the calendar and let summer go a few weeks into September. Because summer is so different when you’re out of school and working, it took me a while to adjust to that summer, care-free feeling. Mostly because I still have a lot of cares, like a lot of them. Fortunately, the end of my summer perked up a lot and I had a great couple of months. I made big plans this summer and finished most of them! Comment below with one thing you did this summer! 🙂

  1. Go Blonder
  2. Read 10 books
  3. Go to the gym frequently
  4. Visit 3 out of state locations
  5. Go hiking in 3 places
  6. Go kayaking
  7. Start taking more pride in my appearance
  8. Make more plans with friends
  9. Make content calendar for instagram
  10. Reach 2,000 WordPress followers
  11. Reach 7,000 Instagram followers
  12. Reach 550 likes on Facebook
  13. Find my independence
  14. Get a pet
  15. Keep my apartment clean for more than a week
  16. Visit Grounds for Sculpture
  17. Go to a sporting event
  18. Buy concert tickets
  19. Adjust my routine

Updated Fall Bucket List

My fall bucket list a little less heavy than my summer one, because work picks up and holidays are busy. But see below for my fall bucket list! I’ve added a couple of new things and have a lot more to get done – the next coming weeks will be very busy for me 🙂

        1. Go pumpkin picking
        2. Go apple picking
        3. Bake apple things
        4. Visit Washington D.C.
        5. Go to 3 concerts
        6. Put together a dope Halloween costume
        7. Get in better physical shape
        8. Get a new ear piercing
        9. Learn to knit/crochet something new
        10. Save money!!
        11. Reach 2,200 Instagram followers
        12. Reach 1,500 WordPress followers
        13. Make more time for friends
        14. Become more involved at work
        15. Bake pumpkin seeds
        16. Watch 13 Halloween movies
        17. Be happy

Let me know if you have anything you want to do this fall or if you have any ideas for me to add to my list🙂

My Fall Bucket List

The official last day of summer is tomorrow and autumn will officially begin on September 22nd! Because my summer bucket list was such a success and allowed me to do so many things, I thought I’d make one for fall as well 🙂 It’s a little less heavy, because work picks up and holidays are busy. But see below for my fall bucket list!

  1. Go pumpkin picking
  2. Visit Washington D.C.
  3. Go to 3 concerts
  4. Put together a dope Halloween costume
  5. Get in better physical shape
  6. Get a new ear piercing
  7. Learn to knit/crochet something new
  8. Save money!!
  9. Reach 2,200 Instagram followers
  10. Reach 1,500 WordPress followers
  11. Make more time for friends
  12. Become more involved at work
  13. Be happy

Let me know if you have anything you want to do this fall or if you have any ideas for me to add to my list 🙂