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Sexual Health Awareness

Modern society has adapted a really liberal view of sex that today's youth are more independent and free when it pertains to sexual expression. In this high-tech culture where conventions do not always become the rule, it is important to consider what lies ahead for you and for your loved ones. It is important to safeguard about sexually transmitted diseases.

Sexual health issues are very varied and deal with STDs, HIV, pregnancy, abortion, infertility, cancer, and a wide range of sexual dysfunctions. You cannot tell just by looking st someone whether they have an STD, or any other diseases for that matter. The signs can be very subtle that the person is infected and they may not even know they are infected. Aside from your routine health check, it is extremely important that you look after all areas of your health, mental, physical and sexual.

If you notice any changes such as skin infections or sores, as well as any unsual discharge or discomfort while urinating, you must not ignore it. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases brought on by bacteria, viruses and parasites and can easily be transmitted through sexual contact. There are at least 25 various sexually transmitted illness which can be spread by sexual contact, whether it is via vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse or even foreplay.

Often, STDs take a very long time to display any type of symptoms. The following are a few of the most typical STDs that affect sexually active individuals: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Bacterial Vaginosis, Crabs or Pubic Lice, Epididymitis, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts, Gut Infections, Hepatitis, Molluscum, Non-Specific Urethritis, Scabies, Syphilis, Thrush, Trichomonas Vaginosis, Balanitis.

Sexual health awareness is crucial in detecting and treating STDs and to prevent serious infections which can cause irreversible or long-lasting life altering damage. Without treatment an STD might cause infertility and can be passed on from a pregnant mother to her unborn child. Sexually transmitted disease can be passed onto sexual partners very easily cause the transmission of HIV.

The practice of safe sex and sexual health awareness can greatly assist in lessening the danger from STDs. Use condoms during sex or dental dams for oral sex. Consult with your professional health care provider for sexual health suggestions on getting tested for STD.

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