Hi @hhh! Getting tested regularly for STIs is a good idea, especially if you’ve been having sex without a condom or with different partners. There is a quiz you can take on the Play Safe NSW Health website to check your level of risk and see if you should get tested! https://playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au/could-i-have-sti
Hi @walk_on_walls. Great to hear friends helping each other out! Ok if there’s an itch down there it could be a skin condition, like excessive dryness, dermatitis or thrush (candida). Some STIs can cause an itch like public lice, herpes, genital warts or molluscum contagiosum. The best advice is to not wash with soap (some soaps are too perfumed or harsh for this delicate skin) for a while & wear loose clothing. The next step is to encourage the person get an STI check. All of these STIs can be treated.