I had vaginal sex one time and took all the precautions. It’s been a long time since I had sex and nothing in my life changed because of it. My health care provider (HCP) always asks if I am sexually active, what do I say if it’s only been one time?

Awesome question! Once you’ve had sex, whether it’s vaginal, anal, or oral, you’re considered “sexually active.” The reason why you’re still considered sexually active is because although you might not be currently active, in the future you might be and this way your health care provider (HCP) will make sure to talk to you more about safe sexual activity! It’s best to be open and honest with your HCP. It is totally fine to say, “I had vaginal sex one time, but I am not currently having sex with anyone.” Your HCP wants to make sure they are helping keep you healthy, whether that’s by talking about protection options or testing you for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).