Ashley Manta talks in this clip about the reality of living with a sexually transmitted infection. She briefly covers some very real statistics, but the focus of the series is about the feeling and process of dealing with being part of those numbers. Ashley also talks about acceptance, stigma, and how an STI can be an opportunity for personal growth.
Dr. Derek Andelloux explains the various types of testing your physician can do for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). These are different depending on your age, gender, and sexual activity, and he explains what kinds of tests you can expect and which ones you may have to ask for specifically. While this doesn’t take the place of a frank discussion with your own physician, it can be a good start for keeping yourself aware of your own sexual health.
Reid Mihalko demonstrates and then reflects on a safer-sex elevator speech during this five-minute video. He covers the essentials of the speech, discusses why the speech is important, and suggests how to use the safer-sex elevator speech.