Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention

What Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that spread by physical contact during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

How Do I Protect Myself From Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

If you have unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse then you are at risk for an STD. These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts, and HIV to name a few!

The best type of protection is not engaging in vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse. However, if you do here are some quick tips!

Quick Tips for Preventing STDs

  • Always use a condom when having vaginal, oral, and anal sex!
  • Know the signs and symptoms of STDs. Check your partner and yourself regularly.
  • On many women the symptoms are not visible on their reproductive organ so get tested regularly.
  • Talk to your partner about other sex partners and possible needle use.
  • Limit your sexual partners! The more partners that you have, then the greater the risk!
  • Do not have sex while you are intoxicated with any type of substance. It will distort your judgment.