In USA after WWII, blood test from soon to be husband and wife was required. God knows who had what disease (men were coming home from war, women experienced sex liberation) Nowadays, many states (in USA) no longer required blood test before marriage. Now I am reading post about man asking if lying is cultural, and thinks he got STD from wifey (if I understood correctly, he was only intimate with her), and is inclined to divorce her. STDs are scary business! Think you are bored Think you are lonely Think you are overworked Think you are fun-deprived With STD you will long for boring, lonely, overworked, fun-deprived days. Honestly, if couple truly loves each other, or couple is truly practical minded, both parties should get tested. And some diseases may not transmit sexually, i.e. even virgin can have medical issues. What say you?