Tips to Avoid Sexually Transmitted Diseases


1. Use condoms when you have sex:  Learn to use a condom properly. Condoms are not foolproof, but if used properly they can be very effective. The lubricants you use might damage your condom. Make sure to use water based lubricants, that keep your condom intact.



2. Avoid sexual contact: Make safe choices. Avoid sexual contact with people who display symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD). Get to know if the individual follows a hygienic lifestyle before making your choice.



3. Avoid other types of contact: Certain STDs are so infectious that they can be transmitted through continuous skin contact as well. Syphilis, herpes, genital warts are STDs that can be transmitted by sharing inner-wear or even bath towels.


4. Clean up your lifestyle: Create a healthy and hygienic lifestyle. Avoid sexual contact with multiple partners. Practice very safe sex and use latex contraceptives.


5. IV Drugs: Make sure the tools used for IV(Intravenous) drugs are properly sterilized and are not shared with others, while you visit a hospital.


6.Consult a doctor: Minor STDs are easily curable if diagnosed at the early stage. It is better to get yourself checked, even if you have minor symptoms. If you have an active sex life, it is advisable to get yourself checked on a regular basis.


Follow the link to speak about your problems, with a professional online --> CLICK HERE


Do you have a question to ask a doctor online?

Ask a Doctor Online Now »

Recommended Links
Q: Can you get STD if your partner has never had sex before?
No, if you had sex with someone who has never had sex with anyone else before you then you cannot get an STD. STDs are only transmitted from an infected sexual partner. So, if it is the first time sex for someone then ob... Read more »
Q: I have no STD symptoms. Should I still get tested before I meet my wife?
I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, ideally speaking, I feel tests are the need of the hour, as there are unprotected sexual encounters (oral sex) with high-risk individuals (commercial sex wor... Read more »
Q: Am I at risk of STD if condom slips halfway?
I went through your post. Slipping of the condom makes it an unprotected sexual intercourse and there is a small 1 % risk of getting STD although non-ejaculation makes it a lesser risk. You can test after two weeks for s... Read more »
Ask a Doctor Online? Ask Now!