Sex for the first time can be very embarrassing, because some partners are more experienced and some know the protocol and others don’t! Like anything, we learn as we go, but knowing about protection from diseases is probably the most important thing people need to know. For young people today, texting for sex and shaving and keeping the private area ‘well groomed’ is just the norm, but this won’t stop the spread of diseases. In fact, the only life savers are: wearing a condom or not having sex or being ungroomed and putting the other person off!
Sex these days in the technological era is properly the scariest it has ever been. It seems unfair that young people have the same diseases that have been around since sex the 18th century and in addition they have the added internet sex issue and the highest ever possibility of getting a sexual infection. The only thing that may be saving our kids is the education on condoms and the fact that the quality of condoms has improved and of course the wide variety of colours and flavours! Women can wear condoms too these days, but people must make sure only one person does because if both people having sex wear condoms, the friction can cause the condoms to fall off! Who would have thought that there is the possibility of being too safe!
In Australia, Chlamydia is the most reported STI. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the United States. This virus causes genital warts. Also in the US, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates ages 15-24 make up just over one quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections contracted in the US each year.
If you have had unprotected sex, the only way to know whether you have an STI is to get tested because signs and symptoms are not always obvious. A visit to your doctor will give you peace of mind and stop the spread of what is ultimately ruining the enjoyment of sex for so many.