Sexual Health

Sexual Health

updated 211006

    Kris status

    • Covid19 - VACCINATED, NEGATIVE as of Nov 19, 2021
    • HIV - NEGATIVE as of July 24, 2021
    • HSV1 (cold sores) - POSITIVE as of July 24, 2021
    • HSV2 (genital herpes) - NEGATIVE as of July 24, 2021
    • chlamydia - NEGATIVE as of July 24, 2021
    • gonorrhoea - NEGATIVE as of July 24, 2021
    • syphilis - NEGATIVE as of July 24, 2021
    • vasectomy as of May 24, 2021

    Minh status

    • Covid19 - VACCINATED, NEGATIVE as of Nov 19, 2021
    • HIV - NEGATIVE as of Nov 11, 2021
    • HSV1 (cold sores) - NEGATIVE as of Sept 11, 2021
    • HSV2 (genital herpes) - NEGATIVE as of Sept 11, 2021
    • hepatitis C - NEGATIVE as of Nov 11, 2021
    • hepatitis B - NEGATIVE as of Nov 11, 2021
    • HPV - NEGATIVE as of May 28, 2021
    • chlamydia, gonorrhoea - NEGATIVE as of Nov 11, 2021
    • syphilis - NEGATIVE as of Nov 11, 2021
    • trichomonas - NEGATIVE as of Nov 11, 2021
      • finicky vagina tested positive for bacterial vaginosis ("clue cells") and treated with antibiotics... lesson: don't use lube with glycerin in it (there's a fun story buried in here).

    Additional information

    We always want sex to be healthy and wholesome.  We are vaccinated for Covid-19.  Kris has had a vasectomy and Minh is considering tubal ligation (having her tubes tied).  Prior to May 2021, she had the Paraguard IUD but is currently using condoms for birth control with male partners other than Kris.

    This is what safer sex means to us.

    • regular testing
      Ideally, we get tested immediately prior to being with new partners.  We also alternate getting tested every three months.  This includes the common STIs, as well as Covid.
    • condoms
      We use condoms for penetrative sex apart from each other. 

    (Kris here) I test positive for HSV1, the herpes that causes cold sores.  I am asymptomatic (I have never had a mouth blister or sore that I know of), but doctors say it is still possible for asymptomatic people to transmit the virus.  (That's probably how I got it... a kiss from a family member as a child, perhaps.)  In other words, there is some risk of your getting HSV1 from me.  However, I believe that risk is very low and the doctors I've spoken with agree.  Minh continues to test negative after years of skin-on-skin contact and fluid bonding.  I am vigilant about keeping an eye out for symptoms.