Bad Bitches Get Tested

We’re about to get really personal in this article. But it’s for your own good.


When was your last STD test? If you aren’t with the same partner, abstinent, or if your answer isn’t within a year, you should go get tested.


Seriously.


Planned Parenthood not only offers free or low cost testing just to women but to men as well. You can also get tested at your local health department, local community health clinics, and your own doctor’s office.


According to the CDC and their annual STD Surveillance Report, chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea reached an all time high in 2018. Chlamydia and gonorrhea cases alone affected more than 2 million Americans between 2017 and 2018. Literally record breaking numbers of reported cases of STDs.


Chlamydia, which is one of the most common STDs, is easily treatable yet most people who are infected rarely show any symptoms. Don’t be fooled into thinking you are clean just because you aren’t having anything gross coming out of you. I’ve had chlamydia twice in my life and both times my gyno couldn’t see any signs of it. Get. Tested.


Not only is it a matter of personal health, it’s a matter of public health. Together we can lower the statistic of cases by being bad bitches and getting tested regularly. It’s uncomfortable, it’s embarrassing, and it can get awkward when you have to inform your previous partners that they should get tested as well (if you show up positive), but it’s honest and it’s the right fucking thing to do. And no one should ever judge someone for coming clean (pardon the pun) with their sexual partners about an STD. It takes two to tango and most times your partner may not even know they are infected.


While there is no way to completely prevent being exposed besides practicing abstinence, there are things you can do to help prevent exposure. First is being regularly tested. I think we’ve covered that subject enough. Second is to always use protection. Bad bitches always have condoms at the ready. I keep mine in a pink Too Faced box by my bedside and I always have one or two in my bag if I think it’ll get to that point in the night. And finally, use your brain and your words. If you catch yourself without protection and you aren’t sure if you or your partner are 100% clean, just wait. If someone isn’t willing to wait to make sure you are both safe, they aren’t worth your time anyways.



The difference between a bad bitch and a bad person is that bad bitches are honest, open, and proactive in sexual health.