First comic of 2017!
To try and start it right, today we cover getting tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI Testing!). If you want to be part of the larger sexual world, it’s something you gotta do at least a few times in your life, and well, its not as scary as it seems. Being a good considerate sexual human is only a swab, blood draw and pee away, and honestly no matter your reasons or results you’ll be happy getting it done and knowing your status.
In the comic this week, Erika links to two outside sources, so to save you the time I’ve copy n’ pasted them below:
American Sexual Health Association: STD/STI Statistics
How Often Do I Need to Get Tested for STDs?
And as always I would REALLY recommend doing additional reading at either Planned Parenthood or Scarleteen. There’s only ever so much we can fit into our comics, and these guys have SO much great info.
Planned Parenthood’s STDs Page
Scarleteen’s “Testing, Testing…”
And if you’re wondering, just what IS the difference between an STI and an STD? For bonus points, wanna learn more about those mites that live on your eyelashes, and all the other critters we’re carrying around on us at all times?
ALSO I’m trying to stream a bit more, and uploaded a clip of me coloring the first page of today’s comic. The audios not great (I’m getting better at it slowly but surely!) but if your at all interested in seeing how the pudding is made you might enjoy it! Link here!