So I'm going annonymous here because I'm a litte embarassed. I've been dating my current boyfriend for about 9 months now and we still haven't had sex. It's a mutual agreement, I'm widowed and he is my first serious relationship since my late husband so I don't mind waiting. I did sleep with 1 guy a year after my husband died but there's been no one since then.
Recently I've been wondering if I should go get an STD screening. When I had my son I got whatever screening they do then but never had anything before or since. I remember back when I was 18 I had gotten some ingrown hairs that got infected and I had to go to the Dr's for, they said at the time it might be herpes but gave me antibiotics and it cleared up and I never had another issue in 10 years.
Lately I've been reading alot about how people can go years without ever realizing they have an STD and never have any symptoms and then something happens and they realize they gave someone something.
So I made an appointment to go get a screening done and told my boyfriend about it. In hindsight I probably should have discussed it with him first because I told him about it tonight and he seems to think it's pointless. He said he appreciates my concern but that it's been years and I've never had any problems so I don't have anything. I just feel like I should be sure, I would feel awful if I ever gave him something unknowingly.
Wow this is getting long...so my question is am I overthinking all this and should I cancel the appointment or should I go for my own piece of mind? Thanks ladies!!!