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TOPIC: Getting tested, how many couples do How often
Created by: newbeginnings76
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The wife and I were talking about swinging and the topic of VD testing came up. It sounds like a good idea to us. How prevalent is frequent testing in the swinging world? How frequent is frequent? How often does the topic come up when you meet new people? Does everyone show their papers when they go out to meet? (Sigh, I can't get away from paperwork in ANY part of my life can I?)

Since we are new to this we have yet to be tested. It should be an interesting conversation with the family Dr.

We have also (wisely) decided that condom use is a must for ALL play. Even though I am V safe. How common is this?

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Full panel twice a year and/or a few days after an "accident" (condom breaking, body fluid exposure at work) with no playing until tested and negative results confirmed.

Good for you for bringing it up and being concerned! It is our experience that not a lot of people want to talk about this although it is a very real danger.

Be safe and have fun.

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We've been swinging for over seventeen years and get a full panel of tests run every six months. I get tested in the summer, she gets tested in the winter. Obviously, the more you play, the more often you should be tested. We don't play very much at all these days. It's a matter of personal preference, safety, and consideration for others.


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Thanks all. We appreciate the information and feel better about the issue.

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Back when I got started in this I was like a kid in a candy shop and was meeting new people all the time. I got the basic panel of tests every month or two. Which was probably over-cautious since I'm a condom person for everything but oral.

More recently I've limited the number of playmates, and get the basic panel about every three months, and a full panel annually.

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welcome new beginnings,

How common is using condoms? We would say very.

San Antonio TX
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a lot more people read the forum then post on the forum (or some rarely post....Good Morning Mr Caretaker)

How often you should get tested would vary. Swing often with lots of different partners? You should be tested more often.

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Don't fear talking freely with your doc. They have seen and heard much, and frankly swinging is probably one of the most tame issues brought up to them.

Frequency the doc can help with too. Simply put, there is no one answer. If you have symptoms, test immidiately, even if the last test was just a few weeks before. If you play very rarely, and with very few new partners, once a year testing we were told is more than enough.

So far, we have come back clear. Hope it continues.

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As a rule of thumb at least twice a year , I would not be very happy if my manhood fell off after turning green , yikes!

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2 weeks, several hundred views.... one reply. I think I have my answer.

Do they make steel belted, radial condoms?

Chicago Heights IL
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I get tested every 6 months with a full panel.

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