Is It Time To Stop Worrying About STDs?

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you might have come to the conclusion that it’s safe to stop worrying about STDs. Most of them can be cured now. Even HIV now has a drug they believe could work to cure the disease. As well as this it seems like your chances of getting an STD are quite small. But, if you believe that you’re only reading half the news.


Your chances of getting an STD having unprotected sex have grown. Researchers have released reports showing shocking increases in STDS across the states over the last year. This includes gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.

Obviously, the worst STD is still HIV. While they are working on a cure, currently this is still being tested. It is not yet available to the general public. Therefore, it seems it might be too early to celebrate the end of STDs. You still need to be careful when it comes to looking after your sexual health. So, what should you do to reduce your chances of catching an STD?

Use Protection

For males, it’s important to wear a condom when having sex. This will lessen but not completely diminish the chance of catching an STD. There have been cases where people have caught an STD even when all the precautions were taken. But by wearing a condom, you are giving yourself the best chance.

There is also medication that you can now take to stop yourself getting an STD. You can read about that on a previous article that we released.

Check With Your Partner

You should be checking with your partner to see if they are clean. If you ask a partner, and they do not tell you they have a dangerous disease, this is breaking the law in some states. That means that most people will be honest when asked upfront if they have been tested. You should also be honest with any people who you are having sexual intercourse with.

Get Tested

Of course, to be able to be honest with your sexual partners you need to know yourself whether or not you are clean. The best way to be sure of this is to get tested after every sexual encounter. A lot of people don’t get tested because they feel embarrassed about going to a clinic. This is perfectly understandable. But there are now home tests available that you can use to test for all the major STDs. You can have a look at to learn more about this.

Know Your Facts

You should be learning yourself about the dangers of unprotected sex. A recent report showed that sex education does not have a great impact on reducing the chance of getting an STD. However, that should not stop you doing your research. If you know the facts, you are less likely to put yourself at risk. For instance, it’s widely believed that through oral you can not contract HIV. However, this is a fallacy. While it is unlikely, if you have a mouth cut or bleeding gums, it is quite possible.

As well as this, you should be aware if you do have sex with someone who was HIV positive there is  medication you can take to stop you getting the disease. But it must be taken twenty-four hours after the sexual encounter.

We hope you have found this information useful. Remember to stay safe and protect your sexual health.