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Can you get an STD if yourself and your partner were both virgins when having intercourse together and had no genital to genital contact before with others??

If 2 people who don’t have any STDs have sex, it’s not possible for either of them to get one. A couple can’t create an STD from nothing — they have to get spread from one person to another.

But just because someone hasn’t had any genital-to-genital contact with anyone else doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have an STD. While most STDs are usually passed through sex or genital-to-genital contact, that’s not always true for every STD. Unprotected oral sex can spread some STDs. So if one of you has had oral sex without using a condom, dental dam, or other barrier, you could be at risk. It’s also possible to get some STDs in non-sexual ways, like using IV drugs or having it passed from mother to baby during childbirth.

Keep your first time worry-free when it comes to STDs by using a condom. Condoms are the only way to protect yourself and your partner from STDs when you have vaginal or anal sex. Using condoms on the penis or other barriers (like a dental dam) on the vulva or anus keeps oral sex safer, too.

Another way to stay on top of your STD status is to  get tested regularly — like at your local Planned Parenthood health center — if you’re sexually active.

Tags: STDs, safer sex, virginity, STD testing

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