Simple Sex Education Tips – No-Nonsense Ways to Deal with STDs

Simple Sex Education Tips – No-Nonsense Ways to Deal with STDs

Sexually-transmitted diseases, or STDs, can be embarrassing to deal with, even if most of them aren’t lethal – which is a good thing. However, dealing with itching genitals and generally not being available for sex isn’t. It’s surprising how sex education tips don’t always focus so much on preventing – and dealing with – STDs, so here are a few pointers.

Sex Education Tips1. Use protection. Condoms are still an effective way to prevent both pregnancy and spreading STDs, but that doesn’t mean you can be complacent once you know you’re using one. For one thing, if you aren’t careful, it could still tear. Using a water-based lubricant can help prevent the material from thinning and eventually tearing.

2. Make STD testing routine. It’s best to start while still young, but at the same time it’s never too late to start. Most STDs don’t show any symptoms until it’s too late, so testing is a good way to make sure you’re not infected. You’ll want to also be tested for HIV, which is something you definitely don’t want passed to anyone, or to you.

3. Don’t share towels. If you do need to lend or borrow one, make sure it’s clean and not one you’ve just used yourself. This makes it harder for the disease to spread – and it’s just common sense and cleanliness.

4. Get your hepatitis B vaccine. This series of 3 shots helps prevent the liver-affecting disease, which can be spread through unprotected sexual contact. Hepatitis can be either acute – lasting for only a certain time – or chronic, a long-term infection.

The problem with this disease is that it can feel like the flu, presenting similar symptoms like lack of appetite, fatigue, muscle aches and joint pain. That’s why it’s best to err on the side of caution – if you have hepatitis, you could accidentally pass it to a sexual partner.

5. Be honest. If you test positive for a certain STD, you’ll want to be as honest as possible with your partner – or partners. Two heads are better than one when it comes to making sure the disease doesn’t spread inadvertently.

Also, if you are infected, it doesn’t mean your sex life has to die out. You and your partner can search online for sex education tips you can use so you can still enjoy sex, somehow.

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