STD’s in men and women
Isn’t it regressive that many people love making sex (usually premarital) a moral issue and are overly interested in opining on your conduct more than concentrating on more important things like their own lives? But what if I tell you that you shouldn’t indulge in sex with multiple partners and it has nothing to do with morality? I’m talking about Sexually Transmitted Diseases here, commonly referred to as STDs. Both, men and women suffer from them and it’s not as uncommon as you think, it’s just a very well maintained secret. And trust me, the list is a lot beyond HIV and AIDS
Here is a list of common STDs among men and women that you probably weren’t completely aware of:
- Gonorrhea: Painful bowel moments and itching along with burning sensation while urinating are common symptoms that additionally elevate to thick genitalia discharge which is often even bloody, very abnormal bleeding in menstruating women and painful swelling of male sexual organs. It can be identified in as less as two days from contraction.
- Genital Herpes: This one is absolutely dreadful given its commonality and lack of cure, medicines are given to reduce the pain but there is still scientific inefficiency in its cure. One gets red bumps and blisters in the genital area and inner thighs but since the symptoms are usually initially mild, many people don’t realize its existence.
- Chlamydia: Hardly any prominent symptoms other than slight burning while urination and inflamed genitalia. Sometimes it may elevate to pain and abnormal discharge, this STD can be easily treated with antibiotics.
- Syphilis: This one is a little complex since it can heal all by itself or elevate to a second stage with headaches, swollen glands, fever and weight loss or even reach the third stage causing paralysis and blindness. Antibiotic treatment is highly recommended.
- Genital warts: Extremely common and overly disgusting itchy wart formation around the genital region that can even happen around the mouth.
- HIV and AIDS: While AIDS is nothing but acute HIV, it does not have a permanent cure even as of today. HIV initially causes fever, vomiting, body pain and sore throat, these are not specific symptoms of HIV but infected people get these illnesses soon, though it’s not necessary that it will happen. HIV lasts anywhere between two weeks to ten months and once it gets acute, then its AIDS.
Early diagnosis and treatment can save you from all of these, it’s always best to consult your doctor immediately if you’ve been sexually active and feel something not right. Often STDs are confused with urinary tract infections and then end up getting severe, self diagnosis and medication should not be an option here.
To avoid STDs altogether, you need to ensure that you or your partner do not have multiple sexual partners, use latex condoms since their purpose is more than just avoiding pregnancies, always wash up before and after any sexual activity and ensure that your partner does too since hygiene is the key here, avoid sharing underclothes and towels with your friends, consult a doctor for vaccines as well.