This quiz originally appeared in Issue #1: Summer 2015.
STDs impact enormous numbers of people regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc. They can be viral or bacterial, and while all cannot be cured, they all can be prevented. Condoms, conversations, and getting tested all help to reduce the risk of infection if you decide to engage in sexual activity.
Lauren Arian is a sexual health educator who works in Denver, Colorado. She is passionate about educating and empowering young people, especially young women, about their bodies and voices. She is fueled by Jenny Lewis, exploring new places, and regular visits to the ocean.