There’s no bigger turn-off than finding out your man has an STD. Unfortunately, without a test, or him disclosing it to you, there is no sure way to know for sure. But the good news is that some STD symptoms are so obvious, even you will notice.
1. Bumps, blisters, and sores around his penis
A way to know if your man has an STD is if you suddenly discover random sores and other elements on or around his penis. Herpes or genital warts can be to blame.
2. He’s always very itchy down there
This can also indicate an STD. It can be caused by a wide range of infections including chlamydia, crabs and genital herpes.
3. He urinates a lot
This can be one of the symptoms of gonorrhea. If you spend a lot of time with the guy, you will notice that he pees a lot. This symptom is often accompanied by a sore throat.
4. Painful testicles
Another way to tell if your man has an STD is if his testicles are swollen and/or painful. He may suddenly flinch when you deviate to that area and may even complain out loud about the pain.
The fastest way to know if your man has an STD is if he gets tested. He may not purposely keep it a secret from you and may even assume the symptoms are no big deal. It’s up to you to ask the right questions and insist on using a condom if you believe your man has other sexual partners.
Since your own sexual health is important, here are signs you may have an STD yourself.