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Staying Informed About Sexual Health

Sep 6, 2008
In today's world, people are bombarded with visual advertisements about how to look, what to wear, how to lose weight as well as how to have an active sex life. While some of the media hype is geared towards teens, college students and the twenty and thirty year old age group, other advertisements, whether on TV, radio or the internet, are directed to people of an older age. Regardless of where a person falls in the age spectrum, staying informed about your sexual health is vital.

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For young people who have not yet become sexually active, the most obvious way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases is to practice abstinence. Unfortunately, even if you refrain from having sex until you're ready, there's no guarantee your partner has done the same so there is still a very high probability of contracting one or more of the many types of diseases active in our society today. If you know your partner has been sexually active, it is extremely important for your own sexual health and well being to use preventive measures of contracting a disease by using condoms.

Spreading of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

There can be a significant amount of pressure from a potential partner when deciding not to use condoms and this resistance can emanate from either a male or female partner.There can be many reasons or excuses for either party to not want to protect themselves but unless both parties have never experienced sexual activity, then keep in mind the people your partner has previously been sexually active with may also not have practiced safe sexual health habits and you don't know what disease or diseases they have passed on to your partner which will, in turn, be passed on to you. If you are sexually active and have multiple partners, be responsible. To protect yourself and others, using condoms in every situation is something you should do even if your partner complains.

Being Aware of Prevention

There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases that are becoming more prevalent. This can be due to young people having sex at an earlier age, multiple partners who do not practice preventive sexual health habits, lack of education regarding potential diseases and people being irresponsible and not protecting themselves or others. Some of the most common diseases are Hepatitis B, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Crabs, HIV and AIDS, Genital herpes and Genital warts. Not all of these diseases present symptoms, so never assume that a potential partner is disease free. All require treatment and each has its own affects on your body. By simply promoting and practicing good habits, staying informed, not giving in to pressure from your partner and always using condoms will ensure good sexual health .
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