In today's installment of the perils of being a woman, a 21-year-old woman shared her experience being "slut-shamed" by her nurse practicioner during a visit to urgent care for an STD check.
The woman recently had sex with someone she had only just met, and it was her first time hooking up with someone she had not "developed deep connections with."
I've [F21] recently encountered a new sexual partner. We used a condom, but after words I felt a little uneasy as to this was the first time I have ever hooked up with someone I just met. My previous sexual partners have all been someone I have developed deep connections with in some kind of way. While condoms greatly reduce the chance of contracting a STI, it cannot provide ABSOLUTE protection. A few days ago, I noticed my discharge changed to a white substance that's different from my normal discharge and the first thing that came to my head was an STD. I have never had one before and I have no idea the symptoms, but an STD was all I could think about.