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Can having sex with my partner and not showering for three or four days cause my partner to get Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is not spread simply because you have or haven’t showered. You can get chlamydia by having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has it. For more information about how chlamydia is contracted, spread, and what to do about it, you can read this, and talk to your trusted healthcare provider.
It is of utmost importance to be treated properly for this infection if you think you or your partner may have it. Left untreated, it can cause serious long term health consequences and may be spread to others. This infection is often asymptomatic, so test, don’t guess!