Getting yourself tested is where any pursuit of dating should begin.
This certainly can open you up to more risk than a monogamous lifestyle if you don’t communicate well with your partners.
No judgment on monogamous people, but apparently only polyamory is cool enough for its own website so you monogamous folks get a Wikipedia link (business idea for monogamy.com).
Monogamy is great though, a totally valid sexual expression like being polyamorous, or being asexual.
I’ll tell you one great thing about asexuality, there is a WAY lower chance of getting STDs though still a chance (blood transfusions, sharing a toothbrush with someone herpes positive, etc).
Communication is key to any functional relationship, be it romantic, monogamous, polyamorous, a friendship, or anything else.
Communication is especially key in poly relationships, such as clearly discussing rules and boundaries, ones needs and desires.
One established rule in my relationship is you can only be involved with people who have been recently tested and are clean; if in doubt ask to see paperwork.
This may all seem like too much effort to you, if that is so then you aren’t paying attention, STD/STIs are far more common than ever and beginning to mutate into new forms.
It’s only your life, you only get one and real life has no save points, no extra lives; it isn’t a game and you only get once chance at it.
Though life isn’t a game live it like it is, be serious but have fun doing it.
I play every chance I get through parkour, singing, dancing, or whatever else strikes me.