STDs are very common, in fact, the Center for Disease Control reports over 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2019 alone. Even though STDs affect millions of Americans, there’s still a lot of stigma surrounding them. Do you know these STD facts?
Women have a higher risk of contracting an STD
Women have a higher risk of contracting an STD because the vaginal surface area is much larger than the surface area of male genitalia. Vaginal tissue is also more susceptible to STDs.
STDs can be spread through any sexual activity
STDs tend to be associated with the act of sexual intercourse, but this isn’t the case. Any type of sexual activity can spread STDs, so it’s vital to use condoms any time clothes are removed.
Certain STDs are asymptomatic
STDs like to cause damage under a cloak of camouflage. Symptoms, if present at all, are usually mild and easily attributed to something else like stress or a virus. This is why it’s crucial to have routine STD testing and be tested if you have a new sexual partner.
Untreated STDs can cause infertility
If an STD is left untreated (which is common if the STD is asymptomatic), certain STDs can leave you infertile. While this happens more commonly in women, men can also become sterile from untreated STDs.
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