Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) can affect anyone, anytime anywhere. Anyone who is having anal, vaginal or oral sex without a condom, even if it's just the tip, is at risk for picking up or passing on an infection.
How are STDs passed?
Some STDs are spread through bodily fluids like cum, pre-cum and blood, while others can be passed through skin-to-skin contact.
How do you know if you have something?
You may never have symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may look like something else, may go away and come back, or you may not notice it at all.
If you have had unprotected sex, even if you or your guy didn't finish, had more than one hook-up or ever think something may be wrong, contact us here or speak to your medical provider about testing.
What are the differences between a bacterial infection and a viral infection?
The biggest difference between the two is that bacterial infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are cured with antibiotics. Viral infections like herpes, HPV (genital warts), hepatitis and HIV have no cure. However, many of the symptoms of viral infections can be managed with treatment. There are also vaccines available for HPV and hepatitis. If you are interested in them, you should speak to a health care provider.