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Dear Past Sex Partner: I have an STD

Posted on: October 23, 2008

Check this out:

Though InSpot.org, people who test positive for STDs can now send anonymous e-cards to current and past sex partners informing the partner they have been exposed to said STD.

The e-cards (one you’d surely rather not have to receive) are short, sweet and straight to the point. “Who? What? When? Where?” one available e-card begins. “It doesn’t matter. I got an STD; you might have it too. Please get checked out.” Should you receive such a card, you can then click links for more information about STDs, possible treatments, and clinics in their cities where you can be tested.

The service started in San Francisco in 2004 mainly to serve the gay community, but it has since been broadened to include heterosexuals and expanded to cities across North America.

What are your thoughts on this? What would you do if you received an InSpot e-card? Would you even want to be notified (read: “ignorance is bliss”) or would you be happy somebody notified you of your potential status (read: “knowledge is power”)? Would you definitely know who the card is from?


6 Responses to "Dear Past Sex Partner: I have an STD"

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When it comes to STDs, ignorance isn’t bliss. Instead it leads to blisTERS (or worse). I get tested if I break up with someone, and don’t get intimate in the first place unless the other person has been tested recently, too. And I haven’t had an STD yet. Better safe than sorry!

I will usually tell someone by way of a third-party if they can be tracked down. I live in a resort party town and the boys I am with will usually never be seen again.

You know I’m guest posting this one. Good topic

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One Hanukkah we went to the hotel etrauma used used for guests. We would often go there to “Check out the room”. We both knew what was going to happen. He often had a surprise for me like flowers, Chocolates or wine coolers.

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