1: What does STD mean?

STD means

Sexually

Transmitted

Disease

It is a group of diseases that, as its name suggests, are transmitted through sexual activities.

2: Who can get infected with STDs?

STDs can infect literally anyone. Whether you are a woman, a man, a teen, or an adult, you can contract STDs if you are not careful.

3: Are there other ways to contract STDs, aside from sex?

Yes, here are the other transmission methods:

  •  use of contaminated drug paraphernalia
  •  use of contaminated tattooing or piercing equipment
  •  from an STD-infected pregnant woman to her child
  •  direct contact with an open cut or wound of an infected person
  •  exposure to contaminated blood or organs

4: What is the best way to protect against STDs?

There are many different precautionary measures you can observe to protect against STDs. Here they are:

  •  use protection all the time
  •  abstain
  •  be in a mutually monogamous relationship
  •  get STD tested regularly