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5 tough but unavoidable questions you need to ask your new partner before having sex

There are certain questions that are important enough to be asked so that you steer clear from STDs, misunderstandings and lead a healthy sexual life.

sex and relationships Updated: Jul 28, 2017 07:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Sex Tips,Marriage Tips,Sexual Health
It’s better to be safe than sorry, and ask your partner if they’ve been tested for STDs recently or not.(Shutterstock)

Got into a new relationship recently? If you answered yes, here’s a checklist of must-ask, no-less-tough questions you must ask your partner before hitting the bed together. Yes, get answers to these questions on sex before it is too late in case you want to backtrack.

Remember, communication is the key here and can save you from a lot of heartache and problems in the future. One last thing: Being shy, or beating around the bush, doesn’t guarantee life-long bliss.

Here you go.

1. Are you also sleeping with someone else?

Having sex with multiple people immediately multiplies the risk of STDs. Always ask your partner if he/she is seeing someone else. If it’s a yes, you at least have a choice of not sleeping with them, or using the necessary precautions.

2. When was the last time you were tested for STDs?

It’s better to be safe than sorry, and ask your partner if they’ve been tested for STDs recently or not. If not, ask them if they would mind undergoing a test. Without doubt, it is among the most embarrassing questions you could ever ask your partner, but it guarantees healthy sex life!

3. Are you married?

Yes, sometimes it is the most obvious details which are very expertly hidden from you. Be sure whether the person is not married or even seriously involved with anybody else.

4. Are you into kinky sex?

Is your partner into BDSM? Does he/she have a foot fetish? Does he enjoy watching porn while having sex? However, frankly speaking, many of these things one would probably get to know at a later stage. But do keep your ears open for any hints about the above which he/she might drop.

5. Are you ok with using protection?

We cannot stress the importance of safe sex at all times. You should make it clear that using protection is very important for you and you may want to reconsider if your partner does not enjoy the concept of a condom. But, then again, it’s all up to you whether you want to be on the safe, and sensible side!

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First Published: Jul 28, 2017 07:52 IST