Protecting Yourself From STDs
Getting an STD is probably the last thing on your mind when you are out for a night of fun. However, learning how to protect yourself from it can save you a lot of worry and complications!
What are STDs?
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) are infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact that not only includes penetrative sexual intercourse, but also other forms of sexual activity such as oral sex or even skin-to-skin contact.
While HIV tends to spring to one’s mind, there are others such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HPV which are more common.
Anyone who is sexually active is at risk of contracting an STD. It is made more complicated by the fact that not all STDs cause symptoms. In fact, an individual can look and feel well but still carry and transmit an infection. Regular sexual health screening is the only sure way to be certain of your sexual health.