Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), usually pass from person to person through sexual contact. Testing can help make sex safer and ensure people receive proper treatment for STIs. Some of the most common STDs can lay dormant in people for weeks without symptoms, some may never show symptoms at all.

1. It’s been more than a year:

If you’re sexually active, you should get an STI test once every 12 months.

2. When you have a new sexual partnersexual partner 

It’s good to be careful with who you have sex with. So if you get into a sexual affair with any new person or any body without a condom, it is advisable to do a test for STDs to make sure you are safe from any sexually transmittable diseases.

3. When the condom broke:

Using a condom is not an assurance that you are safe from STDs because the condom can break as some people say. So when you realize the condom you used or your partner used got loose, it is advisable to rush and check your self in a clinic or a hospital.

4. When you notice that you have discharge, rashes around your private part

Actually, it takes time for the symptoms of STDs to show, so when you start seeing strange rashes around your genitals, anus or mouth, a burning sensation when you urinate, or a colored discharge and other thing, it is good to see a doctor. These changes can get serious if you ignore it.

5. When your partner (or you) have multiple partners

If you or someone you’ve had sex with is sexually active with more than one partner, it’s important to get tested more frequently than if you were in a monogamous relationship. Also if you have had unprotected sex with someone who hasn’t been tested in a while it is good to get tested.

All of these are good enough reasons for you to get tested against any Sexually Transmittable Diseases (STD’s)