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Protect yourself against STDs
Most teenagers think they do not have to protect themselves against STDs. One might say: I cannot get an STD, because I carefully choose a sex partner. I never make love to those who sleep around. This attitude towards sex safety is completely wrong. You never can be sure your partner is not infected. First of all, one does not have necessarily to sleep around to get an STD, a single sex contact is enough for getting infected. Secondly, most STDs do not show any symptoms; therefore many infected persons think they are completely healthy. No one can forget about safety measures as long as he or she has sexual contacts. Do not begin sex life without being aware of STDs and the ways you can protect yourself from.
What are STDs?
What are the most spread STDs?
Gonorrhea is an STD provoked by a bacterium called gonococcus. This disease shows almost now symptoms in women and considerable affects men. Men infected with gonorrhea suffer from painful urination and ulcers which appear on the genitals. If untreated, gonorrhea affects eyes, joints and other organs.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. Infected persons usually suffer from stomach ache, headache, fever and little blisters which cover the genitals and than turn into painful ulcers. The disease is especially dangerous for women , because the virus can provoke cancer of uterus and non-carrying of pregnancy.
AIDS is a disease provoked by HIV that is human immunodeficiency virus. The disease destroys human immunity function. As the result the infected person dies of a disease his organism cannot struggle with. AIDS also passes through blood and from the infected pregnant woman to her baby. Being untreatable AIDS is the most dangerous disease among those who can be transmitted through sexual contact.
How can you protect yourself against STDs?
If you want to increase the condoms effectiveness than use it together with a lubricant containing a sperm-killing agent. By the way, use only water based lubricants, which unlike oil-based ones do not cause the condom to break.
What symptoms can make you suppose you have an STD?
All STDs must be treated in time, before they became chronic. Be aware of complications untreated STDs can cause
Never try to treat an STD by yourself as such a treatment is not going to be successful. What is more it is likely to worsen the disease.
No doubt you understand that it is better to prevent a disease rather than undergo medical treatment. Always use a condom, no matter who your partner is. And always keep in mind the following:
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