“Can you get an STI if you and your partner are both virgins?”
If two people who don’t have STIs have sex, then it’s not possible for either of them to get one.
However, just because someone says they’re a virgin doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have an STI. STIs are not just passed through genital-to-genital contact. Unprotected oral sex can also lead to STIs. So if one of you has had oral sex without using a condom, dental dam, or other barrier, there is a chance you could be at risk.
The best way to stay protected is to use a condom. Condoms are the only way to protect yourself from STIs when you have vaginal or anal sex. Using other barriers (like a dental dam) can help oral sex be safer as well.
Want to be totally sure you’re both STI free? Get tested regularly.
We hope this helps.