When Should You Have The STD Conversation?

by Krystal Franklin

July 20, 2017

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Usher is in the middle of a reported sex scandal and this one doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Radar Online allegedly has proof that the eight-time Grammy winner paid $1.1 million to a woman who claimed he infected her with herpes.

According to the documents, Usher was infected with the incurable virus in 2009 or 2010 and never disclosed his status.

The Confessions singer was married to his former stylist Tameka Foster in 2009 and the timeline is close enough to make you wonder if she could have possibly come in contact with the disease. But whatever you were thinking, Foster shut it ALL the way down in an Instagram post aimed at those with the same question in mind.

Yikes!

While we’ll probably never know the truth, the bigger conversation is about the importance of talking about the sexually transmitted disease that has the ability to lie dormant in your body for up to two years.

While the 38-year-old singer may be linked to the subject matter due to the recent allegations, more than likely we all know someone who has been in a similar situation.

Should the topic come up on the first date, right before you have sex or is it okay to wait until you’re serious about the person?

Weigh in below.

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