Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases are more common that acknowledged in mainstream media and dating culture. But the misconceptions surrounding it make it difficult for a person with STD to talk about it openly and meet potential dates through conventional means. No wonder then that the STD community is increasingly going online to meet and date others who are also familiar with the condition instead of being perpetually on tenterhooks for fear of infecting someone who is as yet free of any sexually transmitted infection.

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Whoever said variety is the spice of life surely had sex in mind as well. Varying sexual techniques keeps a couple interested in sex besides nurturing precious intimacy with each other. And one of the sexual techniques which couples find especially pleasurable is oral sex. However the ejaculation of semen which a male orgasm brings on may raise some concerns in women. Here are thus a few facts about semen and whether it is safe to swallow it.

What happens when semen is swallowed?

Genital warts are one of the most common manifestations of HPV, which currently is the most common sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the US Government 1. The infection gets its name from the virus that causes it, the Human Papillomavirus which is actually a collection of several viruses that causes warts on the hands, feet or genitals.  According to experts, at least half of people who are sexually active contract the HPV virus at some point in their lives.

Since the end of the last century few diseases have evoked so much fear and concern as AIDS. While the prime reason for this continues to be the fact that a definite and complete cure has continued to elude scientists, another equally strong cause remains the confusion and misconception over how AIDS is transmitted. Men and women from across the world have agonized over whether one can get AIDS from kissing. Here are a few facts to set confusion at rest.

STDs or sexually transmitted diseases comprise of a group of infections that is transmitted from one person is to another by intimate contact. Even though sexual contact remains the most common way of transmission of this group of diseases and because of which they are known as STDs, they can even be transmitted through non-sexual but close contact with the infected person. The private nature of the transmission process and resulting symptoms from the infection further lead to STDs being shrouded in myths and misconceptions.

Finding out that a partner has a sexually transmitted disease is one of the biggest stress triggers in a relationship. Not only do you have to deal with the medical implications but also the probability that your partner may have been unfaithful to you. Here are a few ways to cope when your partner has an STD or sexually transmitted disease.