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July 24, 2008
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Licensed To Bone: The Safe Sex License

Getting into a new relationship — or hell, even just deciding to bang someone new — can be a pretty fraught experience. There’s the whole process of getting to know the person, figuring out all the things he or she does (and doesn’t) like in bed… and, of course, navigating that pesky little discussion about STI status.

STFree is working to make one part of that equation easier with their Safe Sex License. Here’s how it works: you sign up for the license, and get your clinic or private doctor to send your results to STFree. Then, when you meet someone you’re looking to bone, they can call up the hotline and verify that, yes, you recently tested negative.

Of course, knowing the date of someone’s last STI test doesn’t guarantee that they’re STI free — but STFree is very clear that that’s not the purpose of the program. What they’re trying to do is encourage couples to talk about STIs and getting tested, and encourage people to be educated and responsible. And hey, who can argue with that?

Want to know more? Current recently profiled the Safe Sex License:

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  • Isil says :

    Clinic check out and dialing (or txting or emailing) is just too bureaucratic.

    No idea why they cant put a saliva p24 test along with your choise of feared STDs reactions into a “Boink Safely Lollipop” that turns either throbbing red&black or heavingly blueish seconds after being in contact with enough of the candidateĀ“s fluids.

    (or a Boink pee stick with 1 or 2 lines of doomage, whatever suits the moneymakers pervertions best)

  • Jeremy says :

    Very good, Isil. *laughing*
    Or even…we get Wilfred Brimley to do commercials about some finger-pin-prick STD tester that hasn’t been invented yet.

    “I’m learning to live with my diabeetus, and herpes, and crabs…test early, test often.”

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  • ms. brittania says :

    Watch out for HPV!

    There is no test for men currently. They wouldn’t even know they had it unless they were unfortunate enough to get the strain which says “hello” with painful warts sprouting in a great area around your genitals.

    The only test for women is first having an abnormal pap smear, and most of us only get those once a year, and won’t necessarily show up the first time, and then from there its more tests to deterimine if its HPV.

    The good news is that most strains will get flushed out of your body by your immune system in about two years, and it could never negatively affect you whatsoever.

    The bad news is that HPV is the number one cause of cervical cancer in women.

    Sneaky diseases are the worst!

  • ms. brittania says :

    Also.. HPV can lead to prostate cancer in men.

    Just because it’s a “silent” disease doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about it. The more you spread it the more it can potentially mutate and become something far worse.

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