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I've known most all of my past partners reasonably well beforehand, but there were a few that I most certaintly did not know more than a first name, which I promptly forgot.
Pretty much this. I prefer emotional attachments, but up until this season, I used to have a "Faire Fling" once a year at the Renaissance Faires I worked at. Some of those partners, I would only know by their Faire names. *shrugs* I always used protection, and didn't exchange any sort of bodily fluid (and that includes open mouthed kissing).
With someone I want to have a long term relationship and fluid bonding, I don't have sex with them until we have both been tested.