People usually think they are safe when using condoms but as long as you are sexually active you’re never really safe.
The truth is there’s never really a time where you’re entirely safe because sex is a risk. Besides the obvious things like getting HIV after unprotected sex, there are diseases that you still have to be wary of simply as long as you’re getting that D.
1. Human Papillomavirus
HPV sometimes has no symptoms at all while others can cause genital warts and even cause cervical cancer. Because genital warts can be on parts of the genitals that are not covered by a condom, especially female condoms, HPV can be spread via skin-to-skin contact. What’s worse– there is no male STD test for HPV and many cases show no symptoms, so it is often passed on unknowingly to partners.
2. Genital Herpes
This is a virus that results in sores or lesions on the genitals, anus or upper thighs. A case of either HSV-1 or HSV-2 is called genital herpes when it affects the genitals or the genital area. Since lesions or sores can occur on parts of the genital region that is exposed during condom use, it can be spread from partner to partner.
It is a highly contagious bacterial infection that spreads through sexual contact. This can be spread via oral, vaginal, and anal sex. Syphilis sores occur at the site of infection and can be contacted by a partner via skin-to-skin contact regardless of condom use.
4. Public Lice/Crabs
The insects are usually there and can be found in the pubic hair and are spread during sexual skin-to-skin contact. Pubic lice can live among public hair and can be spread whether or not a condom is used.
5. Molluscum Contagiosum
It usually causes small red or pink raised bumps to form on the body. When they occur on the genitals from skin-to-skin contact with an infected individual it is considered an STI.
When you’re constantly engaging in sexual intercourse please make sure you know the person you’re with.
Take care of yourself first because having sex is always a risk.