for STD's, and luckily I'm clean. But I read up on some stats and STD rates are sort of freaking me out. The amount of people with herpes especially is beyond what I could have ever expected. After looking this stuff up for a while I'm really considering changing my dating lifestyle. A question for the ladies... is it rude for me to ask a girl to get least get tested before engaging in any sexual activity? And, are there any people here that decided to stop being as open with sexual activities after reading such reports?