Questions to ask your sex partner: Talk about sex with your partner to decrease the risk of (STDs) and clarify all your sexual concerns.
You may want your sex partner to answer some questions regarding their sexual history to make the move in a relationship. The gravity of these questions will make you think twice about them before putting forth, however, you need to know about the aspects associated with sexual concerns, diseases and disorders.
You need to know whether your sexual partner/s has ever engaged in unprotected sex or sexual activity with multiple partners or has had sex under the intravenous influence of drugs. You may also ask about the number of partners he/she has had. If you clear these things with your sex partner, you are reducing the chances of sexually transmitted diseases considerably.
A direct approach may not be the ideal way to clear your doubts. Therefore, ensure that your partner is comfortable and ready for your questions. Few common questions that you may ask so that the risk of getting infected by an STD is minimised are:
- Have you ever had sexual intercourse?
- Do you currently have a sex partner?
- Have you ever had an STD?
- How many sexual partners have you had?
- Have you ever had a sex partner who was infected with STD?
- How long have you been tested for STD/s or HIV?
- How many sex partners have you had since you were tested positive?
- Have you ever had skin problems in the genitals such as ulcers or warts?
- Do you have any STD symptoms that include ulcers, warts, vaginal or penile discharge?
- Are you aware of STDs and their spread and prevention?
Need for Talking Sex with your Partner
Talking sex with your partner helps you shield against the fatal sexually transmitted diseases. If your partner tells you that he/she has never been tested for HIV, ask him if they are comfortable getting tested. You may also ask if they have ever experienced symptoms suggestive of an STD (warts, blisters, sores or any type of unusual discharge).
You need to discuss birth control measures with your partner if both of you are not ready for a baby. Ask if he/she has any skin allergy or what his/her preferred form of birth control is. After discussing sexual histories, you will get a fair idea of your partner’s sexual preferences. This will help you share sexual interests and develop emotional intimacy. Making it easy for you to build trust and ensure that sexual pursuit is relished.
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