People I know generally seem to be a bit relaxed regarding regular STI checks. Queer women who only sleep with women however are usually the worst. It’s not surprising really, when even in the LGBT friendly city I live in women who only sleep with women are told they don’t need tests.If a healthcare professional says so then it must be true, right?
If you are sexually active, you need regualr STI tests.
And by sex I include:
-fingering -using sex toys -giving head -getting head -scissoring and any thing else you can think of in the long menu of things women can do to each other.
I have contracted gonnarhea from sex with another woman in the past. Yes, really. I am the lesbian who got an STI. It was syptomless so I could have gone a long time with it if I wasnt already a regular tester. If I didnt take responsability then I could have ended up with permanent damage. Please dont listen to healthcare professionals and web sources who are dismissive about STI transmission between women. It’s not just something you have to be aware of if you sleep with cismen. Our sex is real sex - even when there is no penis involved.