When To Tell a Partner About an STD

While it may be true that nobody wants to have a sexually transmitted disease, it isn’t the end of the world and there are ways to live a full, happy, and exciting life with an STD once you learn how to navigate the obstacles successfully. The first question most people face when they come to terms with their health issue is about dating new people and deciding how to ethically inform a prospective match without any sense of guilt, remorse, or awkwardness.

There are a few important tips you should consider. First, honesty is always the best policy. In fact, some jurisdictions have made informed consent a legal requirement so lying or hiding your STD can land you in a lot of legal trouble aside from all the moral dilemmas. You must tell your partner before having any sexual contact for the first time, but that still doesn’t help you decide exactly how to do it.

One very useful resource is the online dating community for people with sexually transmitted diseases at Positive Singles. They do a terrific job of helping people with STDs connect online for a shared sense of salvation. Bounce ideas off each other, attend meet-ups and cocktail parties with other sexy singles, discuss what works and what doesn’t, or even use the site to help you find a sexually compatible person who happens to also have an STD like the one you’re coping with, because when you overcome those obstacles together, they can become a source of lasting inspiration in any relationship.

Getting a solid support group behind you with a knowledge base of articles, live counselors and experts is essential to your mental, physical, and emotional growth.  Positive Singles is one of many online dating communities, and it is also the only quality dating site specifically designed from the ground up to serve the result positive population of singles who are looking for love online right now.

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