Talking to your significant other about getting tested for STDs is an important step in any relationship. Unfortunately, it鈥檚 also one that most couples skip. But with reported STDs at an all-time high (nearly half of US men have genital HPV), there鈥檚 never been a better time to get over your embarrassment and start chatting about sexual health with your partner.

Since most people are still a little squeamish about heading to the clinic, digital health start-up EverlyWell decided to make it even easier to get tested by launching an awesome聽at-home sexual health test kit.


The kit costs $249 and enables you to screen for a ton of STDs, including chlamydia, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes type two, HIV, and trichomonas vaginalis,聽all from the comfort of your apartment.

鈥淲ith STD rates reaching an all-time record high in the United States, it鈥檚 important to us to help make STD testing a hassle-free and frequent part of everyone鈥檚 sexual health,鈥 said EverlyWell鈥檚 CEO and cofounder Julia Cheek. 鈥淐onsumers today want more information about their health without the cumbersome, time-consuming, expensive, and confusing process of traditional lab testing, and today we鈥檙e excited to give people a consumer-friendly option for discreet testing.鈥

Along with easy-to-understand instructions, the kit comes in discreet packaging (AKA your roommate will have no idea what鈥檚 really arrived at your doorstep). After sending your kit back to the lab, you should receive your results online in just a few days. If your results are abnormal, you鈥檒l be able to schedule a no-cost consultation with a physician to discuss your options.

While we鈥檙e a little bummed that sexual health testing is still majorly stigmatized, we鈥檙e really excited about having more convenient testing options for busy ladies. Seriously, why didn鈥檛 anyone think of this sooner?!

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(Photos via Getty and EverlyWell)