AceShowbiz - Melanie Brown a.k.a Mel B insists her prospective lovers are checked for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) before they take their romance any further.
The Spice Girls singer, 44, split from her husband of 10 years, Stephen Belafonte, in March 2017, and has since claimed her ex abused her during their marriage, and came between her and her family - allegations he has denied.
She has since confessed to being "scared" by the idea of dating and, in a recent discussion with dating app Badoo's "The Truth Flirts" podcast, she said it's "important" to talk to sexual partners about STDs. In fact, Mel added that she often accompanies her lovers to the clinic to get the all clear before they sleep together.
"I do think it's important to have that conversation before you have sex with them. I've done it," the "Wannabe" star confessed. "You'd be surprised if it's just part of the conversation how willing and able that conversation's outcome ends up being."
The mum-of-three added: "I've been out on the however-many date, and I can see it's heading down that area, and I've gone, 'Let's go to the clinic together and get it done'."
Mel also insisted she "always" keep condoms in her bag just in case, explaining: "I'm single, I always have condoms in my bag. Not in my immediate backpack but I will have them if I know I'm going to be going somewhere."