Learn about STDs and Love will not Hurt you

By:Arka Roy Chowdhury, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 24, 2014

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Here is a guide for lovers, couples and all those who are well acquainted with the birds and the bees. Know about sexually transmitted diseases and love will take its course.
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    STD and Love

    When in love everything seems nice and good, we do not think of any negatives, because the positives are at the top of the game. Love also means that you will be bound to be physically close to your lover and the act of sexual love will be a high point in your life, but do you think of the downside? The downside to physical love is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), which can be a great problem to your life. Know what it is all about.

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    The Types of STDs

    There are different types of STDs and some of the most common types must be known to you, these are, herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, crabs (pubic lice) and HIV. But there are other types too, and some have more than one variety. For example you can find over 100 types of HPV viruses that have been identified.

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    STD through Oral Sex

    Yes, it is very possible to get STD through oral sex. Many people believe that they can avoid STD if they avoid sexual intercourse, but this is not true. STDs can be contracted through vaginal, anal and oral sex so you should wear a condom even during oral sex. Irrespective of whether you are giving or receiving, as male and female condoms are both available.

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    Women are more Susceptible than Men

    The female anatomy is such that it makes women more vulnerable to contract STD than it does to men. The female genitals are moster, thinner and are more prone to infection than a man's. The problem is that women might not get diagnosed as often as most times the symptoms go unnoticed, either because STD is asymptomatic or because the symptoms are not noticeable.

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    Some are Cured while Others are only Treated

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis are bacterial infections that can be cured with the proper treatment. But there are other types of STDs thet can be treated but not cured completely. This means that you will have to live with the STD for the rest of your life.

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    Condoms does not give 100% Guarantee

    Using a condom is definitely a good option and one must always make use of one, but apasrt from abstinence there is nothing which keeps you 100 percent safe from STDs. It is definitely more wise to avoid skin to skin contact and prevent the passing of sperm and bacteria between partners, but condoms are not foolproof. But we would still remind you that prevention is better than cure.

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    Can Pass on to an Unborn Child

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases are such that if a mother gets infected with it then there are chances that it will infect their baby either during the pregnany or during the birth. It is necessary for you to get checked for STDs before getting pregnant, and even after getting pregnant.

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    The Alarming Fact

    The most important thing to remember is actually an alarming fact. You have to realise that when you are sleeping with your partner, the one you love so dearly, you are actually sleeping with everyone he or she has ever been with. Now because STDs do not have symptoms your partner may have contracted it without your and even without his or her knowledge. In order to be safe, you must both be tested before you begin a sexual relationship.

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    STDs increase the risk of HIV

    If you have the more common STDs such as herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia then you can significantly increase the risk of contracting an HIV. Researches and studies suggest that a person who is infected with an STD is exposed to HIV through sexual contract has two to five times higher risk of contracting the infection than those without an STD.

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    Birth Control Pills do not Help STDs

    Contraceptive methods such as birth control pills or IUD are worthless when it comes to protecting against STDs. The best option for you is to use condoms when having sex. Or better still go for abstinence until you and your partner are both tested negative for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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    Immunized against STDs

    Consult a doctor and find out if vaccines which are available for protection against STDs would help. The good news is that they are available. Everyone in anyway should be vaccinated against hepatitis B regardless of whether you are at risk or not. But there are more vaccines available in the market that could help.

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