What do you think happens to that percentage if you and/or your partner has had multiple sexual partners?Plus, remember that HPV can be transferred through oral contact with or without fluid exchange. If you’ve had 4 sexual partners, and they’ve had 4 partners, in reality you’ve really been exposed to 15 people. No matter how many sexual partners you’ve had, it’s always recommended to get tested for STDs, especially if you are making the choice to continue being sexually active.
Patients have a hard time handling the diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease (STD), especially if it’s a viral STD that they will have for life. There are so many myths about the transmission of STDs.
Here are just ten of the STD myths that you should be aware of. STDs can be transferred by skin-to-skin contact, genital-to-genital contact and oral-to-genital contact.
If you question whether you have an STD, you need to tell your doctor what kind of sex you are having (oral, anal or vaginal). If one condom is not enough to prevent the transfer of some STDs it’s logical to think that doubling up would provide STD protection, right? It is never recommended to wear more than one condom at a time.
Your doctor would need to test each area separately depending on the type of sex you’re having with your partner. Since herpes sores and genital warts can spread beyond the coverage that a condom provides, both diseases can be still be transmitted even when a condom is worn. You CANNOT tell by simply looking at a person whether they have a STD.
By the time they get the diagnosis, it may be when they are ready to settle down and have a family and they may have to face the possibility of being infertile.
Men can often be the carriers of some high risk HPV that can cause cervical cancer in women.Men, do you really want to settle down with the woman of your dreams only to find out that she is facing a diagnosis of cervical cancer due to the fact that you were carrying HPV and didn’t even know it? You can definitely have more than one STD at a time.Another word of advice; don’t substitute plastic wrap for a condom. The truth is that some STDs, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia can be completely silent, meaning that there aren’t any telltale symptoms.The only way to know for sure that someone does not have a STD would be STD testing. Although chlorine smells like a disinfectant, it isn’t.Which means, it does NOT kill bacteria that could cause the transfer of a sexually transmitted disease (bacterial or viral).It also does NOT kill sperm on their journey towards conception. Did you know that if you have sex with ONE person who has only had ONE other sexual partner, you have up to an 84% chance of getting HPV (genital warts)?