Let's make ONE thing clear: The only way to be safe from STDs is if you do not have sex. At all. No, not even oral or anal. You may be protected if you use a condom but even then, only if you used the condom correctly and it does not have any defects.
Some common misconceptions about STDs:
1. You will only get STDs if you fuck prostitutes.
This is a complete lie. Whoever made this up was just trying to keep you away from prostitutes. The truth is, you can get STDs from anyone; yes, even a virgin. Either parents of a virgin could be HIV positive and passed it on, girls can have a yeast infection and she can pass it on to you. So the conclusion is: It can happen to anyone! Note: ALL STDs CAN BE PASSED ON FROM MOTHER TO CHILD.
2. STD = AIDS.
No! No! No! AIDS is a STD caused by HIV but STD does not equal AIDS. You can say you're sick if you have cancer, but you can't say you have cancer because you're sick. So you can say you have an STD if you have AIDS, but you can't say you have AIDS because you have an STD. There are several types of STDs which I will elaborate on later.
3. I have only slept with 2 people in my life and therefore I am safe from STDs!
See point 1!!! Another thing to think about is: Imagine if you've had sex with 2 people, let's call them A and B, A has had 3 partners who were virgins, B has had 10, and those 10 each had 2 which were virgins, maybe one of them lied and has actually been with a prostitute before and that prostitute has had 200 customers. So add it all up and you have fucked a total of 236 people! Think about it.
4. You cannot get an STD from someone who doesn't look infected.
Do you really need me to explain this to you? Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. It's a disease for christsake, do you have microscopic vision?! On the other hand, what is abnormal? You may not even know what a STD looks like even if it shat in your face.
5. Someone with an STD wouldn't be having sex in the first place.
The problem is, many people with STDs do not know that they are infected. Most STDs are silent, they do not show any symptoms at all until it is too late and you will feel perfectly healthy as you continue infecting other people! :)
6. I will not get an STD from oral sex.
Lies, all lies! Where are you getting your information from? You can easily contract herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis from oral sex and if you have an open wound in your mouth, you may also contract HIV/AIDs.
7. I'm homosexual, so I am safe from STDs.
STDs can spread from anyone, to anyone. NOBODY IS SAFE, no, NOT EVEN YOUR DOG.
Different types of STDs:
There is no known cure for herpes due to the fact that most people do not know they have herpes until it is too late. It is contracted through skin to skin contact, like touching someone's sore (I don't know why you would want to do that) or kissing someone with a sore (again, I don't understand why anyone would want to) or engaging in sexual activities. The virus is not airborne and it is very fragile so don't worry about catching it from a toilet seat. Herpes has an incubation period of 2-20 days but keep in mind that sometimes the symptoms can be very mild or not be there at all. Herpes will come and go as it pleases, but it will stay with you forever. The only way to know for sure? Get checked!
This is not a bacteria or a virus, it is however, lice. You know, like the ones you find on your dogs. You get them from having sex with someone who has crabs or sharing bedding/clothing/toilet seat with someone who is infected. The symptoms usually appear within 5 days and look like tiny flecks of dead skin. It is easily treated, with over the counter medicated shampoos and creams. They can only live about 72 hours without a human host so seal your whole goddamn house for 72 hours and lock yourself in the toilet lol.
Transmission through sex or direct contact with a sore, it's incubation period can range from 10 days to 3 months. It is easy to cure in its early stages but it may not have any symptoms and can develop into something potentially dangerous. But USUALLY, you will develop one or many small, painless, red sores called chancres where the infection occurred. It will disappear in time but if left untreated, you'll develop stage 2 syphilis. The 2nd stage is a red rash which will also go away without treatment but will develop into stage 3. You will continue to have syphilis even though you do not show any signs. This stage can last for years and years but when it resurfaces it may take your life. So be safe, if you're sexually active, go get checked!
This typically shows up after 4-6 days of being infected, but can stay in your body till up to 30 days without any symptoms... Then again, 50% of women with gonorrhea do not show any symptoms anyway. However, symptoms include: pain while peeing, discharge from vagina/penis, pain during sex. This disease may be cured easily in the early stages but it an evolving disease, so sometime in the future - if scientist do not find a new cure - it may become an incurable disease. If left untreated, it could lead to infertility and/or death.
Chlamydia is known as the "Silent Epidemic" because (say it with me now!) it may not show any signs until it is too late. But the known signs are: pain while peeing, discharge from penis/vagina, abdominal cramps in women, sensitive testicles in men. It's incubation period is 7-21 days but most will not show any symptoms at all! If left untreated, you don't die (thank god for one that doesn't kill) but it may cause sterility and/or blindness. The good thing is, it can be treated with antibiotics!
People fear this the most because they think it promises a slow death. It has an incubation period of 10 years. It is spread by transfer of blood or bodily fluids. You can even get it from getting tattooed with an unsterilized needle. The truth is, you can have HIV till the day you die a natural death and not suffer from AIDs, however if you have sex with multiple people, you are exposing them to HIV and they may develop AIDs due to your irresponsible, ignorant behavior. Another thing to keep in mind is that: there is absolutely NO CURE!!!
7. Genital Warts
Do you want to see a cauliflower growing on you? Well this is the disease for exactly that. The warts may appear days or years from when you first contracted it. No cure, only treatment available. Please google pictures for this STD because I swear you'll get goosebumps and stop having sex for a year. Mwahahah!!
This is actually caused by an imbalance of bacteria and yeast in a woman's vagina. It's usually caused by antibiotics, dirty/non-cotton underwear (so girls, change your undies often!), chemicals (say no to douches and scented pantyliners), hormones, diets, condoms... Anything that will disturb your natural balance of bacteria. It's very common and easily treatable but highly itchy. Men may contract yeast infections from women and show no symptoms so if you've tried everything but keep getting yeast infections, I suggest you pull your hubby to the doctor. You may have infected him and now he's repeatedly infecting you without knowing it.
If after all the above, if you're still not convinced and are not going to get tested if you're sexually active, well here's a big fuck you for being an arrogant jerk! Ignorance is not bliss, it's dangerous. An ignorant arrogant asshole is the worse thing that can happen to humankind. So please educate yourself and others around you. For a more in-depth understanding of STDs, please click on any of the links below:
Remember that it's always better to be safe than sorry. STDs are diseases, it is not judgement. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. People have to stop thinking that only 'dirty' people will contract STDs because it's NOT TRUE. A partygirl could sleep around with 1000 people and not get infected whereas a straight As student who never breaks any rules may, even if he has only slept with one person. STDs do not care who you are, whether you are a slut or a nerd. It doesn't give a shit how old you are. It doesn't care whether you are rich, poor, fat, skinny, ugly, pretty, handsome, white, black, yellow, green. IT DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE SO NEITHER SHOULD YOU.
I am no professional, neither do I claim this post to be 100% factual. To make mistakes is human so excuse any mistakes but please rectify me in the comments box below. We don't want to be spreading misinformation! If in doubt, check with your doctor or consult the internet. Thanks for reading and remember, sharing is caring.
Sure, they are all very fuckable and sexy...
Sure, they are all very fuckable and sexy...
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... But what if they give you this?!
I don't want to contaminate my blog with pictures of infected genitalia, so click the link above and scare yourself shitless! :)