Hello Ladies, are you aware of the common STDs that you could catch if you are having unprotected sex? Was that a big fat NO! Well worry no more because I am here to walk you through them one by one so that you have the information that you need at your fingertips.
An STD, or a Sexually Transmitted Disease is a group of infections and bacteria which are spread through you having unprotected sexual intercourse and then coming into contact with someone who already has one. Particularly in women an STD can cause some very unpleasant symptoms and if left untreated can even go on to cause problems with your reproductive organs which can hamper you becoming pregnant when you are ready to start a family.
I am going to start with Gonorrhoea firstly, this is a STD infection which is created by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoea and it is in fact one of the first ever infections to be found so it is the oldest of all STD infections. Recent data is suggesting that there are over 1 million women all over the world who have this particular infection.
Next in my list is Chlamydia, now chlamydia is an STD that is caused by a bacterium which is called chlamydia trachomatis. And it is thought that over four million of you ladies will attend a sexual health clinic and seek treatment. You will not always experience or see any symptoms that you are infected, but those who have visible symptoms report that they have been seeing a different colour vaginal discharge, have pains in their abdominal region and possibly have a urine infection also.
The last STD that I am covering here is called Syphilis, now I am sure that many of you will have heard of this one before. Syphilis is an STD that has been seen around for numerous hundreds of years, and is caused by a bacterium which is called, Treponema pallidum if you were to look at a sample of this infection you would see a microorganism which moves around very quickly and is very worm like in shape.
All the above STDs are passed on from person to person through having unprotected sex with someone who already knows they have the STD or are unaware that they have. If you have had unprotected sexual relations with anyone it is advisable that you do go to a sexual health clinic and get yourself tested just to be on the safe side. If you are tested as positive you can then start a course of treatment as soon as possible, sometimes leaving the thought that you may have an STD of some kind can become detrimental to the rest of your health. So testing early and catching any STD in its early stages really is a must to avoid long term complications.
Please always remember to use a condom when having sex, in today’s modern world I see no reason why women cannot come prepared just as some men do.