"Elephant in the room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.
STDs and STIs have been discussed at least a few times already. So NOT an elephant in the room.
How to deal with?
Where a condom.
Talk about safe sex and testing with your partner (s)
And avoid super sluts
"Eighty percent of success is showing up" James Allen
When in doubt just think...
WWBD™ = What Would Bravo Do