Maintaining your health can be seen as a pretty momentous task. There are multiple aspects needed to keep in check and naturally, this can seem a little daunting. Your health includes physical, emotional, psychological and also sexual. Sexual health is a major component in the balance of having a healthy lifestyle. It provides pleasure, enjoyment, improves your connection with your partner and also has numerous health benefits such as supporting healthy heart muscles and giving you a little workout. However, sexual health must be maintained safely and healthier in order to grant these benefits to its practitioner. This article will look at the basics and key components that can contribute to a healthier sex life.
What are STDs?
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease. They can be caused by a range of bacteria, viruses and parasites. STDs can be contracted or passed on through the act of sexual intercourse or even close physical contact with another person. In terms of STDs that can be spread due to sexual contact (such as oral sex), there are over 25 diseases that can be contracted. Many STDs take a lengthy period of time to display their symptom and this means that many people may not be aware that they have an STD. A number of the most common sexually transmitted diseases include hepatitis B, chlamydia, crabs, and gonorrhea. Due to their subtly during the early stages of infection, it is vital that you undergo regular health checks and are in touch with any changes occurring to your body. This may include experiencing pain while urinating or having irritated skin around the genitals.
Why is STD prevention and awareness important?
· If an STD is observed and detected during its early stages, it can prevent the spread of infection to other regions of the body. If left untreated, STDs can cause serious permanent damage to tissues and the person’s general health (such as weakening the immune system). STDs can also cause infertility if left untreated.
· Practicing safe sex is the best way to reduce your chances of contracting an STD if you enjoy the activity. Of course, if you abstain – all the better.
· General hygiene practice is also key in maintaining a healthy sex life and looking after your genitals. You should always ensure that condoms are used during intercourse and that you use a dental dam when participating in oral sex.
· Being aware that some STDs can be transmitted without intercourse is also essential in lowering your risk of contracting such as disease. STDs such as hepatitis B can be contracted through the use of a contaminated needles (such as those used when taking drugs).
· It is essential to be open and talk with your doctor or physician about any concerns you may have, especially when it comes to sexual health. STDs can be easily treated with medicines during their early stages. The real problems arise when they go undetected and infect other tissues around the body. Minimize your risk, practice sex safe and be aware of any changes to your body.