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"Is it true that you can’t get an STI if your partner is a virgin?"

"This is a myth! Depending on how your partner defines being a virgin, it is possible for them to have contracted an STI. Your partner might not have had vaginal sex, but may have had oral sex with someone (and still consider themselves a virgin), putting themselves at risk for an STI. Also, there are other STIs (herpes and HPV) that are passed through skin-to-skin contact, even if no penetration has taken place. It is important to discuss with your partner all sexual activity they have participated in and to always practice safer sex."

"Is vaginal discharge normal?"

"A woman normally produces a vaginal discharge that usually is described as clear or slightly cloudy, non-irritating, and odor-free. During the normal menstrual cycle, the amount and consistency of discharge can vary. At one time of the month, there may be a small amount of a very thin or watery discharge; and at another time, a more extensive thicker discharge may appear. All of these excretions could be considered normal. A vaginal discharge that has an odor or that is irritating usually is considered an abnormal discharge. The irritation might be itching or burning, or both. The itching may be…"

"I don’t like using condoms"

"I think, you should try abstinence but since you claim being very sexually active, I guess that’s not an option for you. I advise you to fall in love with the condom as it is the only solution to your present problems. Many young people always come with excuses as to why they don’t use condoms but fortunately, there are active remedies to all these excuses and let no one lie to you that they are clean- don’t you dare take the risk. As the old adage goes, ‘Better safe than Sorry’- Get wrapped and be safe, the ball is…"

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