Do you have to have intercourse to get an STD?
Nope. The scary truth is that herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV can be contracted through oral sex (mouth-to-genital contact), and you can get herpes and genital warts through touching (hand-to-genital contact) and skin-to-skin genital contact (intimate stuff without intercourse). One way you can’t catch an STD? A toilet seat, that’s just a myth. If you’re worried that you may be among the 25 percent of teenage girls with an STD, contact Planned Parenthood or your doctor for free, confidential testing.
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