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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. What Is Chlamydia?

    What Is Chlamydia?
    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Chlamydia Trachomatis bacteria. Some scientists consider it to be among the most common bacterial STDs in the world. Chlamydia can affect several different organs such as the vagina, penis, urethra, cervix, eye, anus, throat and can also cause serious and oftentimes permanent damage to the reproductive system in both men and women. The complications related to chlamydia are potentially serious, early treatment is extremely important. → Continue reading
  5. 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
  6. What is Gonorrhea?

    What is Gonorrhea?
    Gonorrhea is a commonly occurring STD, which is generally referred to as ‘the clap.’ Globally it is estimated that around 78 million new cases of gonorrhea are being diagnosed every year. Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) generally occurs in women if gonorrhea is left untreated, greatly affecting the fallopian tubes or the uterus. In men suffering from gonorrhea infection, complications include epididymitis which is an inflammation of the tubes that carry the sperm and in extreme cases can lead to infertility. → Continue reading
  7. Does Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Cure By Itself?

    Does Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Cure By Itself?
    Chlamydia and gonorrhea usually do not show any symptoms, but the infection can either increase the risk for HIV transmissions or harm fertility. Gonorrhea or chlamydia can lead to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), which can lead to tissue damage of the reproductive organs resulting in ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and chronic pain. In men chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to scarring that prevents sperm’s movement out of the testes, which leads to epididymitis This results in chronic scrotal pain, infertility, and testicular shrinkage. → Continue reading
  8. Is Black Syphilis for Real or Just a Myth?

    Is Black Syphilis for Real or Just a Myth?
    Black Syphilis is referred to as a pseudo-legendary STD by some who claim its probable origin is from East Asia. Syphilis is occasioned by a bacterium known as Treponema Pallidum. Black Syphilis affects the genitals and as it makes progress, the affected area begins to degenerate till it totally rots off. Many have insisted that Black Syphilis is not a real disease. It is said to be invented by the U.S military for the sole purpose of preventing their soldiers from paying visits to brothels during the Vietnam and Korean wars. → Continue reading
  9. Chlamydia In The Mouth – Oral Chlamydia Infection

    Chlamydia In The Mouth – Oral Chlamydia Infection
    In the innumerable research and studies already completed on sexually transmitted infections, was there any instance that chlamydia in the mouth was established as a possibility? Well, whatever reason you have that lead you to search for an answer to such an issue, the “Yes” answer may be worrisome for you. Almost all sexually transmitted diseases and infections can be transmitted through unprotected sex. Oral, vaginal and anal sex are all mediums for infections, especially for the top three... → Continue reading
  10. Kissing May Cause Oral Gonorrhea

    Kissing May Cause Oral Gonorrhea
    Is it possible for you to contract an STD from kissing only? The fact is that there are specific sexually transmitted infections that are transmittable via kissing. Two of the most common ones are cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus. Oral gonorrhea can spread via oral sex performed on the anus or the genitals of the infected individual. The symptoms you are experiencing alone cannot differentiate between oral gonorrhea and other throat related conditions, such as strep or sore throat. → Continue reading

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