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Is STD Testing Awkward?

At myLAB Box, we think getting tested and staying safe is a no-brainer! We ALSO like to think that we’re not alone in that. But going to a clinic or doctor is awkward. Taking time out of your busy schedule to take care of your sexual health can be tough.  Between one-night stands, online dating and talking to your partner about your sexual past, it’s easy to feel nervous, judged or overwhelmed.

Last week we shared how our founders were two women who saw a problem with how we, as a society, talk about sex. We need to be more open. But that only works one step at a time. So let’s change that!

We’d love to share your ANONYMOUS story.  Have you had an awkward experience at the clinic? A “time to get tested” light-bulb moment? A conversation about testing that brought you and your partner closer together? Let us know! The keyword here is “anonymous” (no one needs to know any more than what you’ve willingly shared with us), but your story can still help others to realize that they aren’t alone in this awkward, sexy, funny, and sometimes nerve-wracking, world. We’re looking to make the way you manage your sexual health an easy process.

Alexandra’s Story:

Our customer Alexandra was the first one to tell us about her awkward clinic experience. Does this story sound familiar to you?:

To share your story:

Send it to us via Twitter: @myLABbox or email it to us at hello@mylabbox.com.

Why Stories Matter:

Contrary to what you learned in Sex Ed, sex can seem pretty complicated. People aren’t getting tested enough. There is a definite stigma associated with it. When they ARE tested, it’s often only once, and even then, it’s often ONLY for HIV. That leaves a LOT of sexually transmitted infections untested! Regular testing is the only REAL way to be safe. myLAB Box lets you get tested anytime, anywhere. The process only takes about five minutes!

myLAB Box at home STD test kits are the fastest and the most reliable STD home test kit now available on the market with average accuracy and reliability of 99%. We offer HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichinosis tests.

References

  1. Montoya JA, Kent C, Rotblatt H, et al. Social Marketing Campaign Significantly Associated With Increases in Syphilis Testing Among Gay and Bisexual Men in San Francisco. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005.
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  3. Friedman AL, Brookmeyer KA, Kachur RE, et al. An Assessment of the GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign: An Integrated Approach to Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Communication. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2014.

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