Can STDs Appear in Other Parts of the Body?

Sexually transmitted diseases are not exclusive to sexual organs. Some STDs can affect the eyes, mouth, throat or anus as well. Since several STDs can be transmitted through vaginal, oral or anal sex, it is common to have an infection in both the oral and anal cavities of the body. If left untreated, some STDs… Read More

Can I Get an STD the First Time I Have Sex?

It is possible to contract an STD the very first time you have sex. Many people consider themselves virgins because they have not engaged in vaginal sex, however, this is not the only sexual activity that can expose a person to STDs. Many STDs can be transmitted through oral and anal sex, such as genital… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: No Symptoms Means No STD, Right?

A lot of people wonder if it is possible to have an STD without showing any signs or symptoms. Common symptoms for different STDs include a burning or discomfort with urination, genital discharge, sores or a rash. If you don’t have those symptoms or any others, could you have an STD? The simple answer is… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: Can You Get Chlamydia Twice?

A very common misconception about STDs is that if you’ve gotten it once, then you cannot contract it again. Unfortunately, that simply is not true. Some STDs, such as herpes or HIV, are viral. While manageable with long term treatment, the virus will remain in your body for the rest of your life. Other STDs,… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: Do Pap Tests Check for STDs?

Many women believe when they have a Pap smear test, they are also being tested for STDs. This isn’t always the case. While it is true that a doctor may collect fluids at the time of a Pap smear test for the purpose of running additional testing, it does not mean that they are testing… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: Oral Sex and STDs

Have you ever been told by a friend that you can’t get an STD from oral sex? This could be the most dangerous myth out in the world about STD transmission because it is completely false. In fact, STDs spread just as easily through oral sex as they do through other forms of sex such… Read More

STD Myths Exposed: Can I Get Herpes from a Toilet Seat?

We’ve all heard the rumors before. Somehow, some friend of a friend got genital herpes from sitting on the toilet seat in a public restroom. It sounds like a myth, but many people believe this urban legend. So, let’s explore how plausible this scenario could be. According to the CDC, genital herpes is an STD… Read More

STD Myths Exposed: Two Condoms are Better Than One

It is important to use protection during sexual intercourse. When used properly, latex condoms are an excellent measure to take when protecting yourself from STDs and unwanted pregnancy. Condoms are often viewed as a simple and effective tool for sexual protection. It is this thinking that caused today’s myth to rise into prevalence. Certainly though,… Read More