9 Ways a Relationship is Good for Your Health

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8) Lower Risk of STDs

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, STDs, are hopefully something you rarely think about in your life. However, with approximately 110 million people in the United States carrying a STD, it is time to sit down with your romantic partner and talk. Statistically, you have a lower risk of getting a STDs if you stay with the same partner. With each additional person you engage sexually with, your risk of contracting a disease increases. When starting a new relationship, it is important that both of you are open about your history and get tested. If you decide to stay with that one person, then you have a lower risk of contracting an STD since you know them and their medical history. While a lower risk of STDs should not be your only reason for getting into a relationship, it is something to considering when contemplating the benefits of a relationship.

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