Although this isn’t the sexiest conversation, it’s definitely an important one to have.
Ask your partner if he or she has gotten tested in the last six months and if he or she knows of any STD or STIs that they may have.
Sexual history isn’t exactly something you want to shout about from the rooftops.
But sharing your sexual history with your partner can actually have many benefits if it is done in the right way.
“It starts out as a friendship, so it can be confusing,” says sex and relationship expert Dr.
Tammy Nelson, author of “The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity.” “The important thing is to determine where a friendship crosses the line.
If it’s just sex and you aren’t looking for a commitment from it, be sure to make that clear.
Be open about your expectations and what sex will mean for you in the relationship.
Journalist Natasha Burton has written for Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Maxim, Cosmopolitan.com, and Womans Day.com, among others.
The author of "101 Quizzes for Couples" and "The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags," she is regularly called on as a relationship expert by various media outlets around the world.
This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).
Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.
“Both people have to be really honest and understand that sex will change the relationship,” Wanis says.