Are you putting yourself at a higher risk of STI? Take this quiz to find out

Published on:9 May 2023, 14:46pm IST

The first thing health experts may tell you about sexual health is to always practice safe sex. It is important to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Take this quiz to know if you are putting yourself at a higher risk of contracting an STI!

risks of sexually transmitted infection (STI)
STIs can affect both men and women. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections transmitted through sexual contact. Blood, semen, vaginal fluid and other bodily fluids may carry bacteria, viruses or parasites that cause sexually transmitted infections from one person to another. While sexual contact is the primary method of transmission, this infection can sometimes spread non-sexually, such as when mothers give birth to their infants or when using shared needles or blood transfusions.

A British Medical Journal reported that 6 percent of adults in India are thought to have STIs. If you are sexually active, you’re also at risk of developing this infection. Only timely detection can help you treat the condition; thus, you should be aware of the symptoms of STIs.

So ladies, take this quiz to know whether you are at risk of STIs or not.


Do you have sex without a condom or other protection?


Are you noticing sudden changes in your vaginal discharge?


Do you feel pain when you urinate?


Are you sexually active at an age group of 15 and 24?


Have you been experiencing painful sexual intercourse?


Do you indulge in anal and oral sex quite often?


Do you experience bleeding between periods and after sex?


Do you have bumps and lumps down there?


Do you have a history of having STIs?


Do you have multiple sex partners?