sexually transmitted diseases fact or fiction

By:Arka Roy Chowdhury, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 21, 2014

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There are many myths and fictional ideas attached to sexually transmitted diseases. Here are some such fictions becoming facts.
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    Debunking STD Fictions

    We have created so many fictional ideas in our head regarding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). This is primarily because we like to believe that our sexual life is all very safe, and we can go on and on making love. But the truth is that you have all chances of getting STDs even if you think you are doing it right. Here are some fictional ideas that we would like to correct for you.

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    Fiction 1: Oral sex is Safe

    It has somehow entered into the collective minds of people that oral sex is just fine.

    You can get STD by going down on your partner, and there is as much risk at there is when having intercourse. There is even evidence that pre ejaculation can cause infection, so usage of a condom or dental dam is necessary.

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    Fiction 2: Beware of the sexually active only

    You think you can save yourself from STDs by sleeping with someone who is at a one arm distance from having multiple sexual partners.

    There are 19 million new infection diagnosed each year. These men and women aren’t really players; they are the nicest, sweetest, cleanest, straightest individuals. You should never judge a book by its cover when it comes to STD.

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    Fiction 3: Herpes? Not me!

    People tend to think that unless their partner has an outbreak that is visible, they are safe. But that is not what it is.

    The surprising fact is that lot of people have herpes and don’t know about it. Hence, you can get herpes from someone who looks healthy and feels fine. You can catch it even when there may be no visible outbreak. Usage of a condom is must at all times.

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    Fiction 4: Pop a Pill to Prevent STDs

    Many tend to think that by popping oral contraceptive pills they can prevent STD, and this is just a very bizarre misunderstanding.

    The only purpose that oral contraceptives serve is to protect a woman against pregnancy and nothing more. There is no chance of oral contraceptives to protect you against STDs, and so those who are engaging in sexual activities should therefore use both condoms and birth control pills.

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    Fiction 5: No need for a Condom

    Many people like to believe that a condom is not needed because their partner is just fine and there is no visible trace of an STD.

    There is no way in which you can tell that your partner does not have STD. We aren’t suggesting that your partner sleeps around or something. The simple fact is that you cannot tell if someone has an STD or no. The only sure way is to get tested, so do not live under presumptions.

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    Fiction 6: Two Condoms are better than one

    Some people think that using two condoms can make you doubly sure about keeping away from Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Well, not true.

    This is a disastrous decision on your part, using two condoms is no good. In fact condom makers warn against the use of two condoms and it has to do with friction. The condoms will rub against each other during sexual intercourse and this will increase the chance of one or both breaking and slipping off.

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    Fiction 7: Skin to Skin contact isn’t enough

    People think that it is only semen and blood that can spread STDs, but the truth is that herpes and syphilis can also spread through skin to skin contact.

    When herpes happens to flare up there appears an active soar. When this comes in contact with your skin or any other moist areas like your mouth, throat and areas that have cuts or rashes, it can spread. This can also spread when the blisters are actually formed.

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