Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Love, Lust & Other Stuff -

Even if you’ve known your brother’s su­per smokin’ friend for­ever and ever or you re­al­ize that you and your swipe-right took chem to­gether in col­lege, there’s still no way you can tell if he’s Sti-free just by look­ing at him. In fact, a 2015 study in the Cana­di­an­jour­nalof

found that when some­one seems fa­mil­iar to us, we sub­con­sciously see that per­son as be­ing more sim­i­lar to our­selves. And if you’re fairly sure you don’t have an STI, you as­sume the other per­son doesn’t have one ei­ther. The point is, the only way you’ll find out is if you ask or sug­gest you both get tested. Ease the awk­ward­ness by mak­ing it an “I’ll show you my re­sults if you show me yours” game. Then you can stop look­ing and get to touch­ing! JULY 2016 Cos­mopoli­tan

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