When you are sexually active and have different partners that you do not use protection, there are various sexually transmitted infections (STIs) you can contract. Many of these are not life-threatening and can be easily treated, but it is better to avoid getting them entirely if possible. Below are some of the most common STIs prevalent throughout society that you will want to do your best to avoid contracting.
Chlamydia is a highly common STI that people contract when having unprotected sex, but you can also catch this using unclean sex toys and contact with infected genitals. If left untreated, it can cause various complications, but you can treat the bacterial infection easily using Chlamydia tablets. Within a couple of weeks, the condition will be gone, and you can go on about your life, but you may want to be safer in future when having sex.
Syphilis is another common STI that can easily be transmitted and is highly infectious, and it is caused by the bacterium Treponema Pallidum. You can easily cure this STI if you catch it early, and this is typically done using a shot of antibiotics delivered by a needle. The longer you leave it before treating the condition, the longer it will take to get better. If you have slept with someone with Syphilis, get yourself tested immediately and seek treatment to cure the condition as quickly as possible.
Herpes is another condition you need to be aware of when having sexual intercourse with a new partner. It is often transmitted through oral contact and can cause sores to develop around the mouth, but it can also lead to Genital Herpes. It is one STI you will want to be careful of as there is no known cure for the condition. You can use Antiviral medicines to help treat the disease and reduce the frequency and intensity of a breakout. You can click here to find out more about this STI and the warning signs to look for that may mean you or your partner has contracted the condition.
Trichomoniasis is different to the other STIs on this list as it is caused by a parasitic infection, which is spread by the parasite Trichomonas Vaginalis. You can easily cure the condition with antibiotics, but the one problem is many people have this and do not realise it, so they also spread it to others. The biggest danger is to pregnant women, which can cause pregnancy complications, so it is always good to have yourself checked out for STIs regularly if you have multiple partners.
Gonorrhoea was once much more prevalent than it is today, but cases are rising of this STI, which is commonly called the Clap. The Neisseria Gonorrhoea bacterium causes it, and a common symptom of this condition is a painful discharge from the genitals or pain whilst urinating. It was easily treated using antibiotics, but recently there have been antibiotic-resistant strains of the condition surfacing. If left untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility and potential death if you do not get seen by a doctor.