Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  1. I have sores on my genitals after unprotected sex

    I have sores on my genitals after unprotected sex
    The idea of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease is something that most people fear, yet millions of people act in reckless behavior and decide to have unprotected sex. The World Health Organization ranks unprotected sexual activities as number two on the list of the health risk factors that causes the majority of disease-related burden throughout the world. A survey by the CDC found that about 46% of high school-aged students who had sex within the last three... → Continue reading
  2. Do I have the flu or an STD?

    Do I have the flu or an STD?
    Some types of sexually transmitted diseases and infections are known to be asymptomatic, particularly during the earlier stages of the transmission. While there may not be some of the more obvious signs like rashes appearing in certain areas of the body, some people might experience a reaction to the pathogens entering their bodies. In this article we take a more detailed look at a breakdown of what you might experience – and what STDs you may want to get tested for. → Continue reading
  3. STDs With No Symptoms

    STDs With No Symptoms
    When talking about STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, many people tend to think about herpes and other infections that cause sores or rashes on the body. There has been an increase of up to 154% in the prevalence of certain STDs in the last five years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We explore STDs with no symptoms and provide more details on why it is so important that you get tested, especially when participating in unprotected sexual activities. → Continue reading
  4. Can I Get an STD From Sharing Sex Toys?

    Can I Get an STD From Sharing Sex Toys?
    It's very much possible to contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from sharing sex toys. The common belief among people is that STDs can only be transmitted via sexual contact between two people. What most of us do not know is that STDs can also be spread by sharing sex toys. An asymptomatic disease is more easily spread as the carrier is not being aware of having an STD. Read on to discover some of the dangerous STDs that can be contracted by sharing sex toys. → Continue reading
  5. I Have Red Spots on My Vagina Do I Have an STD?

    I Have Red Spots on My Vagina Do I Have an STD?
    If you have seen red spots or rashes on your vagina, you could be having an STD — especially if you are sexually active. Possible natural causes of a rash in the genital area are: contact dermatitis, yeast infection, scabies, genital psoriasis, pubic lice and infected hair shafts. There are several STDs that can cause rashes or red spots to appear after an infection. Genital herpes and HPV are extremely common and can be responsible for your red spots. While the red spots may not indicate an STD, it is important that you get tested. → Continue reading
  6. If I Swallow My Boyfriend's Sperm Will I Get an STD ?

    If I Swallow My Boyfriend's Sperm Will I Get an STD ?
    Most STDs are transmitted via skin-to-skin contact, oral-to-genital contact and oral-to-anal contact. Nevertheless, swallowing your boyfriend's sperm will not always make you get an STD, unless he's infected with an STD which attacks the mucous membranes in the mouth or throat. Besides, it also doesn't really matter whether he ejaculates in your mouth. The little friction that can occur during oral sex could still put you at risk of getting an infection. While most people believe that STDs like... → Continue reading
  7. Can I get an STD from masturbating

    Can I get an STD from masturbating
    Masturbating is actually the safest sexual activity. STDs are mainly transmitted from one person to another but there are exceptions. If you are diagnosed with a bacterial STD like chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis, you are safe to masturbate while being treated. Mutual masturbation is when you are masturbating with your partner and touching each other’s genitals. If the other person is infected with some STI, it can be easily transmitted to the other person with semen or vaginal fluids. → Continue reading
  8. How to Treat Yeast Infection at Home

    How to Treat Yeast Infection at Home
    A mild Candida yeast infection won't lead to any horrifying side effects like scarring of the skin or infertility if left untreated. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection, your best bet would be to visit your doctor for a quick check-up or get a vaginal test kit to check for the infection at home. The signs of a yeast infection may vary, but these are the most common signs. Watery discharge from the vagina. Thick cottage cheese-like discharge. If you experience a 'fishy' smell, it could indicate a different infection. → Continue reading
  9. Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Skin Rash and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    An STD is a disease that spreads mainly through sexual contact. STDs are one of the most commonly spread diseases in the world. Not all diseases that affect the genitals are STDs. The most common STDs and their rashes that you should know about are: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, scabies, herpes and trichomoniasis. If the redness or itchiness does not seem to reduce after a few days or if the lesions and bumps spread, it is imperative for you to seek a doctor and get proper diagnosis immediately. → Continue reading
  10. Incubation Period of STDs

    Incubation Period of STDs
    It is important to keep in mind that symptoms are not always a good indicator of determining if you or your partner has an STD. The best time to get yourself tested for an STD varies greatly depending on the disease. Simply because you do not have any symptoms or signs after the STD incubation period has elapsed, does not mean that you do not have an STI; many cases are asymptomatic or have symptoms of other common illnesses such as flu. Protected sex does not nullify the transmission of all STDs. → Continue reading

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