Did you know that more than 1 million people every day are diagnosed with an STI! 😳
While consent, knowing your boundaries, being in a relationship that is respectful, and fun IS sexy 🤗💋 STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) aren’t! Do you know your STI’s? Having awareness of STI’s is just as important as being able to tell if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy.
STI’s can be passed from one person to another by:
unprotected vaginal sex
unprotected oral sex
unprotected anal sex
Basically, where body fluid passes from one person to another. STI symptoms vary from pain when passing urine, discharge from the penis or vagina, soreness, itching, rashes, redness, lumps or sores.
With an STI sometimes there are no symptoms. For example, its common for people who have Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea to have no symptoms at all! Which means they could be passing it to another person without knowing it, or a person could be passing it to you without knowing it 😬 In having no symptoms people might not think they need to get tested or need treatment, which as well as passing it to another person, could lead to an effect on the health such as infertility.
Keeping it Simple
There are 3 types of STIs – Bacterial, Virus and Parasite. A bacteria can be treated with antibiotics, an STI that’s a virus cannot be cured but can be treated to ease symptoms and a parasite (an tiny organism that lives off the human body 😣 ) can be treated with antibiotics, special shampoos or creams.
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