When people have sex with other people, the information on whether their sex partner has STD or not is not readily available. There is no way to know if they are infected with an STD just by looking at them. If you straight out ask them, they may lie. The only sure thing to know whether they have STD or not is to get an STD test.
How long have you known your partner?
Many of you have probably known your partner for quite some time already, but there are still a lot of things that you do not really know. For example, you may not know what their sexual histories are. Have they been infected with STDs before? Have they slept with other people? Have they had sex with an STD-positive person? The answers to these questions may be challenging to find, and you have to look after yourself all the time.
It is important to use protection every time you have sex, unless you want to make a baby. By using condoms, you are preventing yourself from being exposed to all these viruses and bacteria your partner may have contracted from their other sexual partners.
The best way to avoid acquiring any STD is to abstain. This is kind of difficult for many people, so the next best thing to practice is to always use condoms. Also, if you are worried about what the real deal really is, you should just go ahead and convince your partner to get an STD tested with you. That way, all the qualms that flood your brain will disappear once you find out if you have an STD or not.
What are the symptoms of STDs?
There are several symptoms of STDs. Some STDs have symptoms that are similar to the others, while others have distinct symptoms.
There are STDs that do not show visible symptoms as soon as they infect a person. They have what we call an incubation period before all the symptoms manifest. They are often regarded as silent killers because their victims are left in the dark about their real situation until all the visible symptoms show. This ability of some STDs make them very dangerous because they can do a lot of damage and harm to a person’s health even before the person is alerted.
Some of the most common STD symptoms are rashes, fever, nausea, vomiting, and muscle pains. If you are experiencing any of those, it is best that you visit the nearest STD hospital and have yourself tested for STDs.