Talk to Your Partner

Communication is a huge factor in sexual relationships.

From STI testing to forms of contraception, there are a lot of factors to discuss before sexual contact takes place. Consider discussing the following points below with a potential partner.

Are We Ready For Sex?

  • Do you trust your partner?
  • Does your partner trust you?
  • Do you feel respected by your partner?
  • Do you respect your partner?
  • Are you comfortable talking about sex with your partner?


  • What form of contraception should we use?
  • Do we have contraception?
  • Do we know how to use it correctly?
  • Should we talk to someone first (health educator, nurse, etc.)
  • Are you allergic to latex?
  • Where can we buy contraception?

Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Have you ever been tested for STI’s?
  • When was the last time you were tested?
  • Do you want to get tested with me?
  • How many sexual partners have you had?
  • Have you had sex with anyone that has ever tested positive for an STI?
  • Where can we get tested?
  • What form of contraception will protect us the best against STI’s?