How Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Can Be Prevented

How Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Can Be Prevented

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact, including the touch as some of these diseases can also spread via skin contact. STDs can be prevented easily if people are careful about their sexual health. Abstaining from all sexual contact may seem like a radical method to many, but there are several steps that reduce the risk of STDs. There are many ways to prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The best way to prevent STD is to limit the number of sexual partners. It is also important to communicate with potential partners about sexual histories. Let us know about the most convenient ways to prevent it.

Protection
Not all STDs are easily diagnosable and it is important that you have an honest, open discussion about each others’ sexual histories. Going for a test before having sex with a new partner is the best way to put all worries about STDs to rest. In case you already have STD then it is important to inform your partner. It is also equally important to ask your partner about their history of STDs (if any).

Safe sex
Latex or polyurethane barriers are effective in preventing the spread or reducing the risk of contracting an STD. These barriers include male or female condoms for intercourse, using dental dams or oral sex (or condoms instead), as well as using clean gloves for manual penetration. Washing up after intercourse is important to stay away from any infectious particles.

How Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) can be prevented?

Using barriers correctly
When using condoms or other options for safe sex, it is vital that you read instructions on the box. Condoms are more effective when used correctly. It is important to check the expiration date of the condom packaging. Also, ensure that the air bubble on the condom package is intact.

Potential risks
While condoms reduce the risk of infections and also help to lower direct skin contact. If you are unsure about the best possible way to reduce risk, speak to your partner or the doctor. When consulting a doctor, it is important that you disclose all information pertaining to your sexual practices so that they can help you decrease the risk. If you are sexually active, make safe sex a norm.

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