Whether we are in a committed relationship or not, when it comes to sex, we all have a moral obligation to make sure we are being safe. In terms of contraception, there are many ways to help ensure we don’t produce a human as a result of our couplings, but not all of these will ensure that we are also safe from STDs.
An STD test used to be something that people saw as a last resort – a vague embarrassment that they felt would incriminate them and would only be undertaken if they honestly believed they may have contracted something. However, awareness of STDs has grown over the past few years and more and more people are aware that a number of different diseases either carry no symptoms or carry symptoms that can be confused with something else.
Due to this increased knowledge among the population, more and more people are feeling they should visit a GUM clinic simply to be safe. However, there are a number of people who still feel that this is an embarrassment they cannot handle and may therefore be carrying diseases they are unaware about and in turn passing them on.
However, there are now ways to get such an STD test without having to visit a GUM clinic at all. By getting in touch with your local clinic, you will be able to get home tests which can be carried out completely privately, meaning that you don’t have to worry about embarrassment or even just worry about having to try and clear time in your schedule to get to a clinic at specific times.
Testing yourself in such a way will help you understand whether or not you are free of such diseases, and is especially useful for those couples who wish to try for a baby and want to make sure they will not be harming one another in the process.