The Jaw Dropping Facts about STDs
STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) have been there since many decades, destroying the life of millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, this is also a subject most ignored by ‘sexually active’ population. With a lot of wrong information about STDs doing rounds, it’s no surprise the diseases do too. Now before you think of adopting celibacy or a kind of self abstinence from sex to avoid getting an STD like HIV, herpes, or chlamydia, staying informed before you have sex is the key. Here’s an insight on what’s right and what’s wrong about the dreaded STDs.
Wrong – Only “shoddy” individuals get STDs.
Right – Do diseases discriminate? STDs don’t! The rich, the poor, sportsmen, computer geeks, mathematics wizards, actors, professors, housewives, journalists, healthy, and weak; all of them can get STDs. Even those having sex for the first time can get an STD. Surprised? Those who never had sex are away from the risk of getting an STD.
Wear Condom each time you have sex. Don’t depend on the birth pill. It will only keep you safe from getting pregnant.
Wrong – There are signs one has an STD.
Right – You’ll never get an indication that your partner has an STD. Even doctors won’t because STDs don’t cause symptoms. The best way is to get tested.
Get tested. Use a condom every time, just to be sure.
Wrong – Oral or anal sex are the safest. They’ll never cause an STD.
Right – Regardless of the type of sex you have (oral, anal, vaginal, or even just sexual contact), the possibility of STDs always exist. The nasty viruses or bacteria that cause STDs can penetrate the body all the way through tiny cuts or tears in the mouth, anus, and genitals. Certain STDs such as herpes or genital warts can spread through skin-to-skin contact with an infected area or sore.
Wear a condom. A variety of flavored ones are available on the market to soothe your taste buds during oral sex.
In a Nutshell
1. The ONLY way to avoid STDs is NOT to have sex.
2. Use a condom every time to avoid the risk of STD.
3. Get tested for STDs if you have had sex.