Alright turn your head and cough So, things are good with you. Eh, I can’t complain. You can get dressed. [cell phone ringing] Go for Guy. Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa, slow down What did you say? I said I forgot to bring a condom. We had a fancy dinner, everything went great, the whole evening was wonderful, now we’re at a hotel downtown she’s trying to bring the al dente noodle to the spaghetti factory and I don’t have a rain slicker help me out here man! I’m on it, stay on the line. Now I need to stay calm, we’re going to talk about STIs. STI stands for sexually transmitted infections sometimes called STDs but no matter what you call them, they are very common. One in two sexually active people will get one of these things by the age of 25. If you’re at all unsure about you or your partner’s STI situation make sure to implement one of these mamajamas. Friend, can you hear me are you still there? I have the package. If you don’t find one by like nine I’m just have to go. Oh my god, did you hear that? I think, I think I’m gonna to see if she just wants to do it without one. I just got tested so I know I’m good, she look so nice and so clean. I think I’m gonna be good. You know damn well the appearance or lack of bumps doesn’t mean jack shit! The most common symptoms are no symptoms at all. Maybe I’ll see if we can just do some oral or other stuff. You listen to me you son of a bitch these bastard infections don’t care if it’s mouth, vag, or butt stuff you holster that Johnson until I get there you understand me? I need you to give me the name and room number of the hotel Yeah yeah 2-4…hello? Nooo! Damn it! And even with one of these you’re still not one hundred percent protected. When it comes to STIs like herpes or HPV all it takes is a little skin to skin contact. But let’s be real, when it comes to protecting yourself against STIs, having a condom is a hell of a lot better than not having one. Still, even a little bit of worry can take the fun out of sex. So, your best option is to get tested on the reg. There are tons of places to get tested, you can even test for some STIs in the comfort of your own home. Ask your healthcare provider about that sweet sitch. Damn it! For STIs like Chlamydia and gonorrhea you just tinkle in a cup. Herpes can be diagnosed with a blood test and or visual inspection by a doctor. Okay well I took a shortcut, I don’t know how I got so turned around but maybe…what why is he honking? Hold this map I’m going to give this man the ham and the cheese. I’ll be right back. Syphilis can be tested for with a blood test, so can HIV which can also be tested for with a mouth swab. Who do you work for?! Uh, Greyman Holson financial planning. When it comes to HPV, well women can get tested with a swab of cells taken from the cervix, right now there’s no way for men to get tested. Hey, what the f*** science? Damn it! And that there is a smallmouth bass and the good thing about this fish is that–Hello? Mimi, I need your help and I need it fast. Guy? It’s wonderful to hear your voice. Let me get to my room. It’s important that you remember that STIs won’t always show up on the test right away, and that’s because of what’s called the window period, which is the time between when you’re exposed to an STI and when it will actually register on a test. The window period is different depending on the STI and the type of test Okay I’m in. I need to give me a range location, I know he’s at a hotel somewhere downtown. Ok I just need to bypass the firewall. Make sure when you get tested you mention your timeline your doctor. Let them know when you were last sexually active or if there was any particular incident that you’re concerned about. Communication is key. Damn it Mimi we’re running out of time! Got it! He’s at the Winstead Hotel. Apparently he’s with a lovely lady Isabel I’m texting her number right now. Look over to your left you should see a man standing there in a red polo taking his third bite into a fish fillet sandwich, head down the street behind him is the quickest route. Got it. [action music] The bad news: all STIs pose a serious health risk if they don’t get identified and treated in a timely manner. The good news: you can reduce the risk of any STI so long as you follow up with whatever treatment your healthcare provider recommends, should you test positive for anything. And the idea of having an STI scares a lot of people but it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just a matter of you and your partner’s ongoing health. Don’t give these STIs more power than they have, just stay informed and communicate cause you can’t deal with something you don’t know you have. Have you seen my phone? [phone ringing] Found one Stay informed and stay safe, people, because there’s just no room for stress when it comes to good sex.