How do I ask my friends if they have had any experience with STI’s?
STIs are fairly common—over 2 million Americans had them in 2017—so it’s likely your friends have heard about them before.
Everyone reacts differently, so make sure your group of friends are open about their sex life with you.
Mention that a lot of people have STIs, tell your own experiences, if possible, and tell them you’re curious to know if they’ve ever had an STI or slept with someone who did.
If this doesn’t work, try talking to a different friend/group, or just ask someone else close to you about their experiences. You’re just trying to talk and get educated, and there’s nothing wrong with that.