Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  1. Do I need an STD test kit after being sexually assaulted?

    Do I need an STD test kit after being sexually assaulted?
    Individuals who got sexually assaulted or abused often have questions regarding the risk of acquiring an STD, among other issues that concern them. Generally speaking, such individuals require a specific approach, as far as they report their assault, including general assessments and psychological evaluation.  What is an STD? STDs are sexually transmitted diseases that you can acquire through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the three most prevalent sexually transmitted infections. Some of the... → Continue reading
  2. Can I get an STD from getting fingered

    Can I get an STD from getting fingered
    People have sex in many different ways. Some enjoy penetration, while others prefer skin-to-skin, genital-to-genital, or mouth-to-genital rubbing, known as frottage. Other ways to receive or offer sexual pleasure is oral sex. Fingering is when you use your fingers and hands to stimulate your partner sexually. Other means to refer to fingering are digital vaginal penetration, manual penetration, and heavy petting. Fingering might be a sexual act that gives pleasure alone or be part of foreplay. Most people believe... → Continue reading
  3. Chronic STDs increase your risk for urogenital cancer

    Chronic STDs increase your risk for urogenital cancer
    What is a chronic STD An STD is a sexually transmitted infection that you can acquire through risky sexual behaviors, such as unprotected sex. Some STDs become chronic if left untreated. Others that are not curable might become chronic but managed and controlled with medication. STDs can be viral or the result of bacterial or parasitic causes. Some examples of persistent viral STDs are herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Studies suggest that having a chronic STD increases your... → Continue reading
  4. What STDs can you get from oral sex?

    What STDs can you get from oral sex?
    Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, and tongue to provide sexual pleasure to your partner's genitals. Performing oral sex to an individual with an STD might result in the spread of the STI in your mouth or throat. The risk of getting a particular STD depends on several factors, such as the pathogen that causes the STI, the specific sexual acts involved, the frequency of these acts, and the prevalence of the particular STD in the community in which both partners belong. → Continue reading
  5. STD symptoms in 2 days

    STD symptoms in 2 days
    Overview STDs are infections you can acquire through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. They don't always produce symptoms. Sometimes they multiply silently in the human body without any signs. People with asymptomatic STDs are more likely to transmit the infection to another person. Also, they are more prone to complications and secondary infections. Others do have symptoms but are unable to recognize them. It is essential to be qualified to identify STI signs and treat them as soon... → Continue reading
  6. Normal penile discharge or an STD

    Normal penile discharge or an STD
    Penile discharge can be either normal or abnormal. It comes from the urethra, but it's not urine. The primary function of the urethra is to eliminate urine that comes from the bladder. It also carries semen from the ejaculatory ducts. The urethra in men follows the length of the penis and is longer than that in women. The tip of the urethra lays on the tip of the penis. Although some discharge in men is natural, other types are... → Continue reading
  7. A genital discharge

    A genital discharge
    How serious can genital discharge be? A genital discharge may be the first sign of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. However, women experience vaginal discharge nearly every day. Therefore, it is essential to differentiate between normal and abnormal genital discharge. First, let's try and understand the physiology behind a woman's regular discharge from the vagina.  A brief overview on the female reproductive system The female reproductive system has a group of external and a... → Continue reading
  8. Symptoms and STDs

    Symptoms and STDs
    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections you can get from vaginal, anal, or oral sex. People refer to them as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) too. Some are transmissible through non-penetrative sex, as well, such as genito-genital frottage or genital rubbing. You may acquire an STD whether you're a straight or gay individual, and regardless of being married or not. Also, using a condom doesn't provide you with exclusive protection against STIs, even when you use it properly and responsibly... → Continue reading
  9. 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
  10. 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

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