7. HE DIDN’T HAVE MUCH SEX WHEN HE WAS SINGLE.
Before you came along, he was single for a while and didn’t have many sexual encounters. That doesn’t mean anything. It’s not necessarily better than a guy who sleeps with loads of women. It just takes one encounter to get infected.
8. HE’S GOT A STANFORD DEGREE.
Just because the guy’s educated, it doesn’t mean he’s going to be a good or intelligent person! He can have all the degrees and qualifications in the world, but they don’t reflect his sexual health at all. Nothing does except for a blood test.
9. HE’S OLDER.
You think that since he’s an older guy, he would’ve known if he had an STI by now, right? Maybe not. A report from Public Health England found that although people between the ages of 25 and 34 have higher numbers of STI diagnoses, there are higher percentage increases in STIs across the years for men over 45. Age means nothing!
10. YOU CAN JUST TELL HE’S A NICE GUY.
His actions speak louder than words, and they’re screaming out that he’s a really decent, good person. He wouldn’t put your health at risk by infecting you with an STI. That might be true, but he might not know much about STIs or even that he has one.
11. HE LEADS A CLEAN LIFESTYLE.
He doesn’t party, do drugs or drink a lot. That might prevent him from taking sexual risks to a small degree, but it still doesn’t mean the guy’s got a clean bill of health. Even bookworms and nerds get STIs. It can happen to anyone.
12. HIS BODY LOOKS HEALTHY.
And you even checked him out. He’s got no lumps, bumps or weird rashes on his body. That’s a good sign, but it’s simply not enough. Some STIs don’t show any symptoms at all, while others take weeks or months to reveal themselves. There’s no way of knowing if he’s really STI-free until he gets tested. Period.