We bet everyone probably thinks that you need to have sex to catch a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but turns out, you don’t. While catching STIs without having sex is rare, it is a very real possibility. Here are four ways you could get an STI without knowing it.
Getting a bikini wax
Scary, right? You’re just lying there scared out of your wits because bikini wax equals to horrendous pain. And then this?! On a serious note, make sure that your beautician doesn’t double-dip the same waxing stick into the wax because she may unknowingly be spreading an STI.
Through his beard
Beards may be hot, but they are also breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. Thick beards, especially, have the potential to breed bacteria and cause herpes and fungal infections, and can even carry pubic lice. Ugh!
Sharing lip balms
If you like trying out tester lip balms/lipsticks in beauty stores, then reading this will put you off that forever. Sharing a lip balm with someone who has oral herpes greatly increases your risk of catching the STI. While STI bacteria don’t live long on inanimate objects, why take the risk?
Dry humping with your clothes on is still okay, but if you’re indulging in naked dry humping, you got to be careful. Though there is no penetration or bodily fluids involved, if you or your partner has an infection, you could easily spread it on through cuts or warts on the skin.