Typical Myths About STDs, Debunked
When you are an adult that has engaged in sexual activity you possibly have thought about getting tested for STDs before and that thought can be scary hence the reason why it is good that you stay safe at all times by having safe sex. TDs are common diseases that most people are undereducated about as they only know it is a disease that can be transmitted through sex period. There are many myths about STDs and here in this guide these myths will be debunked.
One of the usual myth about STDs is that most people think that STDs come from sex because this is the most regular way diseases are transmitted. What most people are unaware of is that you can have STDs without ever having sex as there are a lot of other ways through which you can get these disease. You can get STDs through fluids getting in contact or sharing unsterilized sharp things like needles and also when you have a cut and your blood come in contact with the blood of an HIV positive person.
The other typical myth is that most people think that STDs are always visible. In most cases most people think that STDs are always visible and you will be able to see when you or your partner has STDs. When it comes to STDs the truth of the matter is that you in some cases such as herpes you will be able to see because there will be blisters or rashes on the skin but in in other STDs you will not be able to tell just from looking and an example is that you will not be able to tell if someone has HIV or AID just by looking at them and only a test can confirm if they have it or not.
One of the usual myth about STDs is that the possibility is shameful. Most people think the possibility is shameful but because there are many ways through which STDs can be transmitted according to this guide and there is no shame in knowing that you or your partner could be a potential carrier of one. When you suspect that you have STDs it is important that you and your partner get tested and also ensure that you talk about your sex life to ensure that you are safe and you always have a safe sex.
Most people also mistakenly believe that pill prevent STDs and this is one of the myths about STDs. The pill is great in many other ways but when it comes to STDs it is untrue that they are able to prevent STDs and the only birth control method that will be able to prevent you from getting STDs is the condom. If you did not more much about STDs this guide will help you to learn more and ensure that you and your partner are safe. In summary, this guide helps debunk the usual myths about STDs.