In today’s world, we must look beyond the taboos of speaking about sexual issues to ensure that everyone is aware of the best way to stay safe in their sex lives and how to prevent STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases. And with STD Awareness month just over, we want to give you the best tips for prevention, testing and treatment.
According to the CDC, Every year, there are an estimated 20 million new STD infections in the United States.
If you are sexually active, you are at risk for an STD.
Fortunately, there are methods to protect yourself from STDs to keep yourself and your partner(s) healthy:
We encourage open communication with your sex partner(s) about STDs and staying safe before having sex. It might be a little uncomfortable to start the conversation, but protecting your health is your responsibility.
Many STDs don’t have symptoms, but they can cause problems to your health. The only way to know for certain if you have an STD is to get tested.
Please understand that if you do contract an STD that many are curable, and all STDs are treatable. If you or your partner becomes infected with an STD that can be cured, you both need to start treatment immediately to avoid re-infection.