These days, it’s not abnormal to learn that someone has an STD. In fact, even celebrities have STDs! I recently posted a blog on celebrities and STDs. Most of them had herpes and one of them had Hepatitis. Sure, some of you may know these 7 facts on STDs, but there are others, younger people, that are just starting out and may be in need of some facts, so this is more for them…
Sure, this may sound like common sense, but again, the younger generation probably needs to be told this. Having sexual contact with only one individual is going to limit your chances of getting an STD. Be clear about the expectations of the relationship and make sure they are not sleeping with others. If it is an open relationship, then your chances of getting an STD will increase, even if you were not the one to have sex with the person who was infected (your partner did).
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Before you engage in sexual activity, it is perfectly normal to look! In fact, do it! Don’t be afraid to do it. Look for suspicious rashes, sores or discharge. Discuss it with the partner. Remember, an STD may not show signs at all times.
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The condom is going to give an effective barrier against STD. Make sure it is properly removed when you are all done with your business.
Did you know that urinating right after having sex, especially for men, can flush those germs out? So, you may want to start doing this!
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Ask your doctor for specific tests for those common STDs. This includes chlamydia and genital warts. These tests may not be a part of routine checkups.
When you have learned that you are infected by an STD, it is important that you tell your partner. This way, they will go in for proper tests and early treatment. This will also help avoid infecting others or each other.
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You will generally get Chlamydia symptoms seven to twenty one days after exposure. Often times, women may not have symptoms, but they may find it painful when urinating. They may also have vaginal discharge that is discolored. Men may have an inflamed urethra.
There you have 7 facts on STDs. It is always good to go over the facts and become more aware of these problems. Preventing them is a must. If you want to tell us about an STD you have, then you can. Maybe you will open the eyes of youngsters and show them that it is real! What is your experience?
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