There are many STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) that you can catch if you are not careful. You do not even have to have penetrative sex with some of these infections, which surprises many people. When you are young and experimenting with sex, you need to be aware of the various diseases you can catch and always use protection. Below are some of the common STDs to appreciate how careful you need to be when sexually active and with a new partner.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by bacteria, and this is one that you do not need to have penetrative to catch. You can contract Chlamydia through unprotected sex, including oral, vaginal, and anal, using an unclean sex toy. You can also contract it when coming into contact with genital fluids, and if left untreated, you can become infertile or suffer from reactive arthritis. You can treat the conditions easily using Chlamydia tablets that your doctor will prescribe, which can clear the STD in about a week.
Syphilis is another common STD which is also caused by bacteria, and it will often affect the genital area, lips, mouth, and anus of men and women. It can cause pain and discomfort when you have the condition, and sores can develop in various parts of your body. The symptom can oft4en disappear and then come back if left untreated, so you will want to see your doctor and get tested if you think you may have it. Your doctor can prescribe you antibiotics that can clear the condition quickly, and you will need to ensure you practice safe sex after contracting an STD.
Trichomoniasis is another STD that you can catch when having unprotected sex, and a parasite rather than an infection causes this. There are many more symptoms for women than men, and you can click here to see some of them. Many men do not always display signs, but if they do, it is usually an itchy penis, a burning sensation when urinating or ejaculating, or a funny discharge from the penis. When you are diagnosed with Trichomoniasis, you and your partner will need to be treated using antibiotics, and the condition will soon clear up.
You can also contract Genital Herpes when having unprotected sex, and the cause of this STD is a virus. When you contract this STD, you can develop sores around your genitals, including your thighs, buttocks, and anus. You can have Genital Herpes without knowing it, and you can spread it even when there are no obvious signs of the condition. However, there is no cure for Genital Herpes, but using medication prescribed by your doctor can help relieve the symptoms and control it.
These are only a few STDs that you can catch when having unprotected sex, and there are more of them and sexually transmitted infections you can contract. Always practice safe sex, especially with a new partner, and if you think you may have caught something, visit your doctor immediately to get tested.