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Transport Yourself to and from the Meeting You need to be independent and in control of your own transportation, especially in case things don’t work out.
Stay Sober Consumption of alcohol and/or other drugs can impair your judgment and potentially put you in danger.
However, you can still get certain STI’s, like herpes or HPV from contact with your partner’s skin even when using a condom.
To be effective, however, protective measures must be used consistently.
Be Open and Honest It is completely reasonable to have a conversation with your partner regarding sex and sexual contact before actually having it.
All issues ranging from the number of partners each of you has had, to the last time each of you was tested for STI’s are fair game. If either you or your partner has an STI that is curable, you both need to start treatment to avoid becoming re-infected.
It is important to be completely honest in these conversations.