Evidence indicates that the most common route of HIV transmission is sex. Condomless penis-vagina sex can put either of the partners at risk for transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. … Read Full Answer
IUDs (Intrauterine Devices) are a long acting, highly effective and reversible birth control method. The IUD itself does not increase the risk of STIs, but it also does not prevent STIs. … Read Full Answer
After you get your tongue pierced you may be at a higher risk of HIV, Hep C, or bacterial infections. Piercings in the mouth and some dental work may need time to heal. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop having oral sex … Read Full Answer
There are a few things to consider in this situation: STI prevention, testing and communication.
In terms of prevention, there are effective options for you no matter who you are sexually active with … Read Full Answer
Using condoms for vaginal intercourse significantly lowers transmission of STIs like chlaymdia, gonorrhea, Hep B, HIV, HPV and syphilis and are a tool to prevent pregnancy. Your friend is right. Anal sex … Read Full Answer
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) which can easily be cured. Chlamydia is caused by a sexually transmitted bacteria and is treated with a single-dose antibiotic. If left untreated … Read Full Answer
The great news is that no, you don’t necessarily have to stop having sex if you find out you have an STI. Medication is available to cure most STIs, and even the one’s without a cure have medications or management strategies so that sex is still an option. … Read Full Answer
No, condoms are a one time use item that should not be re-used. (Even with the same sexual partner … Read Full Answer
First off, this may or may not be related to a sexually transmitted infection (STI.) Bodies and menstrual cycles are diverse, it’s best to see your doctor or an STI testing clinic … Read Full Answer
Adding lube can be a great way to enjoy sex. Lube is short form for lubricants and they are made from water, silicone or oil. There are many different varieties, … Read Full Answer
Let’s bust a common myth about sexually transmitted infections – they can’t be washed away after sex.
Showering is good for personal hygiene, but not an effective tool for preventing STIs (sexually transmitted infections.) Your friend is passing up … Read Full Answer
Condoms are an effective prevention tool for genital sex, however unprotected oral sex on the vagina (cunnilingus) can transmit herpes, HPV and syphilis. A barrier such as a sex dam can significantly reduce your risk. Using a sex dam can be stimulating and fun, they come in several flavors and adding water-based lubrication can … Read Full Answer
Yes, go get tested. If a public health nurse contacted you, it’s because you were probably exposed to syphilis. Relying on symptoms is not a good idea because most people who have it don’t have noticeable symptoms. The only way to be sure … Read Full Answer
Pulling out before ejaculation (coming) doesn’t help prevent STIs (sexually transmitted infections) because many bacteria and viruses don’t depend on ejaculation to pass from person to person. Many can be passed through pre-cum, vaginal fluids, anal fluids or skin to skin contact. We recommend STI testing for … Read Full Answer
The likelihood of transmitting sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections varies depending on: the type of sex you are having, the type of STBBI, and whether or not steps are taken to reduce the risk. Penis-vagina intercourse can involve risk … Read Full Answer
Your partner did the right thing by getting tested to find out if he has herpes.
Herpes is infectious; you can get herpes from an infected sex partner even if they don’t have visible sores. The herpes virus is sometimes present on the skin even when there are no symptoms. … Read Full Answer