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    Can STDS be passed through clothing/swimwear?
    An_209222 posted:
    I bought a swimsuit bottom at a thrift store. I machine washed the bottoms before wearing them. Now, Im being told by many people that I shouldn't have done that. Do I need to schedule an appointment and get tested now? Is it possible for this to be spread this way?
    Thank you in advance
    betsyo1967 responded:
    there is no need for any testing. Tell your friends to get better educated!

    you won't get std's from bathing suits.

    you also washed i before wearing them which is always a good idea when you buy any clothing - brand spanking new or used!
    Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)
    elle0317 responded:
    STD stands for 'Sexually' Transmitted disease. Wearing a used bathing suit is not a 'sexual' activity.
    CindyC34 replied to elle0317's response:
    That is an incorrect statement. Just because it is classified as an STD doesnt mean the only way you can get it is by having sex. i am a 34 year old female and I got divorced more than a year ago and, sadly as this sounds, I have not been sexually active in that time. I recently began experiencing symptoms, went to see my physician, and was diagnosed with chlamydia. I did not have it at my last annual check up.

    I assume I got it by borrowing my single friend's swimsuit while on a recent vacation together. The symptoms appeared shortly after that trip. It is certainly a mistake I won't make again.
    elle0317 replied to CindyC34's response:
    I'm not sure why you chose to dig up a 2 year old post just to give me your opinion, however, I will say that I prefer to use facts rather than assumtions when dealing with well, everything.
    paranoid22 replied to CindyC34's response:
    what were your symptoms ?
    georgiagail replied to paranoid22's response:
    These are 4-5 year old postings. Very likely these folks are long gone from this forum.

    paranoid22 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Gail, I just posted "help on chylimidia" can you read the post &I give your opinion please ?
    paranoid222 replied to CindyC34's response:
    what were the symptoms ?
    paranoid222 replied to georgiagail's response:
    you're right...didn't pay attention to the dates

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