How are Star Wars and STD Testing Alike?
[sh_quote]“Always sheath your lightsaber.” [/sh_quote]It’s a line worthy of Luke Skywalker, but it’s really from a friend—riffing on how Star Wars characters might talk about safe sex practices. And, it’s good advice. Being a good Jedi means taking responsibility for the things you do—and safe sex falls in that category.
We can’t help but think of the Star Wars theme as the opening date for the new movie approaches. The fight between good and evil; the quest to do the right thing. It applies to many facets of our everyday lives—from taking out the garbage if we promised, being honest with those we care about, and protecting ourselves and our partners from STDs.
Surely somewhere out there is an image of Yoda offering some sound advice for people engaging in sex?
It doesn’t take a wise old man to tell us what we already know. There are negative consequences to having unprotected sex. We have a couple of options for practicing safe sex—using condoms, and getting tested regularly for sexually transmitted infections. If you’re in a monogamous relationship and have talked to your partner about mutual testing and agreements around monogamy, then you might be able to bypass the condoms. The key is communication and awareness. It’s why here at myLAB Box we make STD testing so simple. Our at-home testing kits are fast and private. We give you everything you need. All you have to do is follow the directions and mail your test kit back to us. Our certified lab affiliate handles the rest and we will notify you when the results are in.
It’s what we don’t know that can harm us. Be informed. Play it safe. Talk to your partner. Get tested.
Oh, and… may the sexy Force be with you!