Credit: Peter Dazeley
Even in our age of social network oversharing, there's some stuff we don't advertise online...and it doesn't get more private than being tested for sexually transmitted diseases. But a new site, JustBeenTested.com, aims to make it something we all post.
Not sure about this? We spoke with founder Alonzo Davis, who explained how it can actually improve your relationship status.
Social networks are traditionally for party pics and cat videos. Are people really gonna upload their medical info?
We verify that you've been tested for an STD or STI; we don't verify what you were tested for and what your results were. The verified test date gives you a little information into someone's sexual health but not everything.
The idea is to make getting tested popular, primarily for 18- to 24-year-olds. We want to combine social networking, creating a profile, blogging and having an opinion into the same pot as sexual health. The typical approach to HIV and STD awareness is pretty outdated, so this is a new spin on things. Most safe sex campaigns are boring and depressing--a guy sitting on the edge of a bed, holding his head, looking in the mirror 'cause he's ashamed...enough of that!