Sexual health can be an awkward topic. Few people find sex comfortable to talk about, even with close friends or family, or medical professionals. Still, sexual health is an important topic and we are here to help you understand your options.
Abstaining from sex entirely is the only 100% guaranteed way of preventing pregnancy and keeping yourself free of sexually transmitted diseases.
Know the facts. Sex is a big deal, make informed decisions.
When you are sexually active, the greatest concern is pregnancy. While this a something to be concerned about, STD s (sexually transmitted diseases) are equally important. Some can be cured, some cannot, but many have lifelong effects.
STD s are diseases that are passed from person to person during sexual activity, (vaginal , oral and anal sex, outercourse, or mutual masturbation). It is important to remember that not everyone infected with an STD will experience signs or symptoms. But you do not need to show signs to spread the disease.
The term STIs (sexually transmitted infection) is used to describe an infection in the body, which may not have symptoms. STI is a broader term than STDs. All STDs are STIs, but not all STIs will become STDs.
Condoms are not as effective as you have believed, using condoms during sex can reduce the risk of pregnancy and/or STDs but will not eliminate the risk... also, despite what you MAY have learned in health class... they don't go on an actual banana!
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