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An_253239 posted:
I wanted to know if this is true: when you sleep with someone you "sleep" with all the partners they've had? Meaning you're exposed to all the microbes (including the non-harmful ones) your partner encountered with his former partners. Keep in mind a condom was used for intercourse with exs, though bare gentials of both parties may have come into contact during (wet, undies off) humping.

I'm curious because my one partner has had a few partners before me (he was tested, he was clean). Thanks!
georgiagail responded:
While a common statement, it's generally inaccurate since it's assumed that your partner has bathed, changed clothes, etc. since these previous partners.

The statement typically comes into play if condoms were not used during any of the previous sexual encounters.


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