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24 Apr 2003

STD or too much sex
My boyfriend and I had frequent sex the entire weekend. By the end of the weekend his penis was sore and we thought it was chaffed from too much sex. Since then he developed sores. He's been to the doctor who has told him it could be an STD. I am concerned that I may have caught something. He's on treatment but the first gyne appointment I could get was 6 May and I'm worried that if there is something wrong it may get worse by then and I don't know if I'd be able to talk to the doctor about this because its embarrassing. I've got no sores, pain, itchiness etc. Is it possible that it was just because we didn't wash after every time we had sex.
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01 Jan 0001

If your boyfriend's doctor diagnosed an STD, then you are at risk for it too. If you have no symptoms, that is a good sign. It would probably be okay to wait till 6 May to have it checked unless you develop any discharge or pain before then. You should use condoms in the meantime.

Best wishes
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