With Valentine’s Day around the corner, everyone has romance on the brain, but it’s important to remember to put safety first. We sat down with the girls of Teen Mom 2 for a Safe Sex Quiz that you can (and should!) take yourself.
Unprotected sex can sort of be like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get. Which is why it’s super-important to know the facts about how to protect yourself from pregnany + STDs. So check out this video with Kailyn, Jenelle, Leah, and Chelsea, and treat yourself to a little pre-Valentine’s Day education.
Here are the questions + answers, so you can have the facts in front of you.
True or False: Condoms are the only birth-control method that protects against both pregnancy and STDs.
True. Condoms are the only birth-control method that protects you from STDs and pregnancy.
True or False: I would know if I had an STD since most STDs show signs and symptoms.
False. Not all STDs have symptoms, which is why it is so important to get tested regularly.
True or False: All STDs (including HIV) are treatable.
True. There are treatment options for all STDs, including HIV.
True or False: You are tested for STDs every year at your annual gyno appointment.
False. Make sure you ask to be tested at for STDs at your annual appointment.
True or False: STD testing, including getting tested for HIV, is really expensive.
False. There are pricing options available for everyone.
True or False: Everyone will know if I get an STD test.
False. STDs are confidential. No one will know unless you tell them.
So, how did you do? Whether you got the bronze metal or the gold in this quiz, everyone can use a little more information. Head to It’s Your (Sex) Life for all your safe-sex questions.
Photos: (MTV/Michele Crowe)
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