Venereal diseases (VD) are infections that are contracted and transmitted by sexual contact, caused by microorganisms that survive on the skin or mucus membranes, or that are transmitted via semen, vaginal secretions, or blood during intercourse. The genital areas provide a moist, warm environment that is especially conducive to the proliferation of bacteria, viruses, and yeasts, so many diseases can be transmitted this way, including AIDS, chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, syphilis, yeast infections, and some forms of hepatitis. Also known as a morbus veneers or sexually transmitted disease (STD).
These are the ways VDs can be prevented:
Mutual monogamy means that you agree to be sexually active with only one person, who has agreed to be sexually active only with you too. Being in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner is one of the most reliable ways to avoid STDs. But you must both be certain you are not infected with STDs. It is important to have an open and honest conversation with your partner. Having multiple sexual partners, sex with someone who has oral or genital sores can cause venereal infections and engaging in sex under the influence of alcohol tend to be more open to having unprotected sex.
A new condom should be used each time you have sex. Condoms and other barriers are very good at preventing the exchange of infected bodily fluids. They can also help to minimize skin-to-skin contact. This reduces the transmission of diseases that spread from skin to skin. However, it doesn’t prevent transmission entirely. Condoms need to be handled with care to prevent tearing or cutting them with fingernails, teeth, or sharp instruments. A condom should be placed on the penis after it is erect and before any genital contact. Sufficient lubrication should be used during intercourse with a condom. If a lubricant is used on the outside of the condom, it should only be a water-based product such as K-Y Jelly, or Aqua-Lube. Oil-based lubricants such as petroleum jelly or body lotion can weaken the latex material. During withdrawal, the condom should be held tightly against the base of the penis to keep it from slipping off. Withdrawal needs to be done while the penis is still erect. A female condom can also be used.
If you want to avoid getting an STD, and spreading STDs to your partner. Be consistent about getting tested and treated. Whether or not you are at high risk for an STD, you and your partner should strongly consider being tested before entering a new sexual relationship. If one or both of you is at high risk of disease, you should be tested even more frequently. And, if you’re being treated for an STD, wait until you’re done with treatment before resuming any sexual activity. Otherwise you and your partner could end up just passing it back and forth. In addition to testing and practicing safe sex, it’s a good idea to be aware of the symptoms of various STDs. Symptoms are not a reliable way of determining if someone has an STD. Many people can have an STD without having any symptoms. However, unexplained symptoms are a good reason to refrain from having sex until you or your partner has been tested. It’s always a good idea to practice safer sex. This is true even if you have both been tested. Testing is not always accurate. Even in the presence of infection, some tests can take a while to turn positive.
Don’t Douche After Sex
Douching simply refers to as squirting iodine, soda, vinegar or other chemical substances into the vaginal through a tube or nozzle. Douching upsets the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina (called vaginal flora). These changes make the environment more favorable for the growth of bacteria that cause infection. Women who don’t douche are less likely to have bacterial vaginosis. Having bacterial vaginosis can increase the risk of per term labor and endometriosis. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries, Women who douche may have a 73% higher risk of getting PID. Douching also cause pregnancy complications, Women who douche more than once in a week have more difficulty getting pregnant than those who don’t douche. Douching may also increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy by as much as 76%. With an ectopic pregnancy, the embryo implants outside the uterus. The more a woman douches, the greater the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. Douching at least once a week has been linked to a possible increased chance of developing cervical cancer.
You can get a VD by having intimate sexual contact with someone who already has the infection. You can’t tell if a person is infected because many VDs have no symptoms. They are spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex or during genital touching. So it’s possible to get them without having intercourse. Not all VDs are spread the same way.