A sexually active person needs to know a lot to protect their sexual health. After all, the risks of being sexually active don’t just begin when you enter the bedroom. They can exist with even the most casual forms of intimacy.
One common myth out there is that you get Chlamydia while kissing. But is this true?
In this blog, we’ll cover what Chlamydia is, how it’s spread, and what you can do to protect yourself from this STI.
As much as we might wish it were otherwise, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) need to be at the forefront of the mind of anyone who is sexually active. That means you need to know about the various ways your health can be affected, and what infections you may be exposed to when having sex.
If you’re sexually active, you need to know about the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV, the virus that causes Genital Warts, is the most common viral STI in the world and infects millions of people every year. It is estimated that 90% of men and 80% of women who are sexually active will catch an HPV infection during their lives.
But how likely are you to get it, and will you certainly get the virus if your partner has it?
In this blog, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about getting Genital Warts, and what you can do to protect yourself. So, let’s get started.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sometimes called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), cause all sorts of symptoms. But one of the more unnerving symptoms of STIs can be pimples.
So, how can you tell if these pimples are a symptom of an STI? Keep reading to find out.
Having a physical symptom you don’t know the cause of, can be very concerning. This is especially true if the symptom is green discharge coming from your genitals.
If you’re experiencing green discharge from your genitals, you may have an STI, and it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as you can.
In this blog, we’ll discuss what STIs are, how they spread, and what causes green discharge from the genitals. We will also cover what green discharge is composed of and how the STIs that cause it are treated.
Medical professionals may have a new weapon in the fight against dangerous sexually transmitted infections.
A new drug called zoliflodacin – developed and tested by a partnership between the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership, a Swiss nonprofit, and Innova Specialty Therapeutics, a US-based company – has undergone promising trials to treat Gonorrhoea infections.
When it comes to taking care of your sexual health, getting regularly tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is crucial.
However, some people might wonder if the way you get tested is different based on your sex. Is getting tested different for men than it is for women?
In this blog, we’ll touch on what STIs are, how they’re transmitted, how they’re detected and tested, and how STI testing might be different for men than it is for women.
So, if you’re a man looking to prioritize your sexual health, keep reading to learn all about STI testing. If you are a woman, you might just find this interesting too!
Syphilis is an incredibly serious sexually transmitted infection (otherwise known as a sexually transmitted disease, or STD) that has been wreaking havoc on people’s health for centuries. From Henry VIII and Oscar Wilde, to the average man and woman suffering from the infection, Syphilis has caused untold damage over the years to thousands of people old and young, and from every stratum of society.
So, it makes sense that people would want to recognise the signs and symptoms of Syphilis. If you know you have Syphilis, you can get it treated and cured, before it seriously affects your health.
In this blog, we’ll cover what Syphilis is, the various stages the infection takes, and how you can recognise the signs and symptoms so you can get tested.
When it comes to sexual health, protection is paramount. Condoms are widely known as one of the most effective means of preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies.
However, a common question often arises: can condoms fail without breaking?
In this blog, we’ll explore the various factors that can lead to condom failure without visible damage, and the potential risks involved. Understanding these factors will empower you to make informed decisions about your sexual health.
Pregnancy can be a time of great joy, but it also comes with questions and concerns, including matters related to sexual health.
One common question that might arise is whether it’s possible to contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) while pregnant.
In this blog post, we aim to address this concern to provide you with the information you need to make the best possible decisions for your sexual health.
In the domain of STIs, we often talk about the role contraceptives play. But when talking about contraceptives, we need to make a distinction between the different kinds.
We often get asked what roles, if any, oral contraceptives may play in the transmission of STIs.
In this blog post, we’ll explore this important topic with the goal of providing clear guidance so you can make better decisions about your sexual health.
Viagra, also available as a generic product called Sildenafil, is a medication that has been a game-changer for many individuals struggling with erectile dysfunction.
However, there are concerns and misconceptions about whether taking Viagra can put you at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
In this blog post, we’ll explore this topic so that anyone concerned about taking Viagra can make the best decisions for their health.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver, and it’s natural to have questions and concerns about how it spreads.
One common query is whether Hepatitis B can be transmitted through saliva. In this blog post, we’ll explore this topic to provide you with information about the transmission of this virus so that you can protect your sexual health.
The idea of having a sexually transmitted infection (STIs) can be distressing, especially if you don’t know much about the infection in question.
In this blog post, we’ll be addressing one of the most common questions people have Googled about STIs: is Gonorrhoea a viral or bacterial infection? Understanding the nature of the infection and how it works is vital for securing your sexual health.
Sexual health is an essential aspect of our lives, and maintaining it means being informed and responsible. One concern that often arises is the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when engaging in sexual activities with someone who may be infected.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss how likely it is to get an STI from an infected person, offering you the information and reassurance you need to make informed decisions about your sexual health.
So, you found out you had an STI. You took a test and scheduled an appointment with a doctor to get it treated.
But you may be wondering: after taking medication, are you still contagious? This might be a tricky question to answer for a few reasons.
The right answer can depend on the infection that you have, your overall health, and other factors.
In this article, we’ll explore what STIs are, how they are transmitted, how they are treated, and whether a person can still spread an infection after taking medication.
We all know sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can seriously damage your health. From infertility to cancer, STIs are a serious public health concern.
We get asked a lot about the effect of STIs on all areas of health, especially reproductive health. While it’s common for many STIs to cause infertility, we specifically get asked whether an STI can affect a man’s sperm count.
In this blog, we’ll answer this vital question so you can protect your sexual health.
Are UTIs and STIs the same thing?
This is a common question we receive from people concerned about their sexual health. While both conditions can cause discomfort and affect your urinary system, they are not the same thing.
In this blog post, we will discuss what UTIs and STIs are, how to tell the difference between them, and why it’s important to seek proper diagnosis and treatment.
Engaging in unprotected anal sex is a high-risk behaviour that can lead to various sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other health issues.
Considering the potential consequences, taking steps to protect oneself should be a top priority when engaging in such activities.
In this blog post, we will discuss what anal sex is, the risks involved, the STIs one can get, and ways to protect oneself from harm.
It’s difficult for some people to know if they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or not. Still more complex is to tell the difference between one STI and the other.
Two infections that often get confused are Thrush and Herpes. While these infections are both incredibly common and share some symptoms, they are very different.
In this blog post, we’ll be covering what Thrush and Herpes are, how they’re transmitted, the similarities and differences in symptoms, and how to tell them apart.
So, let’s dive in!
Are you looking for ways to improve your health and well-being? You might want to take a closer look at your diet and consider incorporating more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
These essential nutrients play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy body, yet most people overlook their importance.
In this blog post, we’ll break down what omega-3 and omega-6 are, how they benefit your health, the signs of any deficiency, and the best food sources to include in your diet.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea often get confused, and it’s not surprising why. The two bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) share a lot in common, including how they’re transmitted and many of their symptoms. They’re also two of the most common bacterial STIs.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these two STIs, their similarities and differences, and how to protect yourself.
Every week, a new trend sweeps the internet and causes a stir. One trend that has been gaining popularity is “vabbing”, a new dating technique that has lots of proponents.
So, what is vabbing, and how can it relate to STIs? In this blog, we’ll review what vabbing is, why it’s popular, if it’s dangerous, and what you can do about it.
If you want to protect your sexual health, keep reading!
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common concern among sexually active people. But what happens if you don’t wear a condom? Does wearing a condom guarantee protection against all STIs?
The short answer is no, but let’s dive into the details.
In this blog post, we will discuss what STIs are, how they are transmitted, and how condoms help prevent the spread of STIs. We will also explore what STIs are still possible to get while wearing a condom, and what other forms of contraception can be used to stop the spread of STIs.
So, if you’re concerned about your sexual health and want to learn more about condoms and STIs, keep reading!
Many people who have contracted an STI wonder if their infection can come back, even after treatment. This concern is perfectly reasonable. After all, you want to make sure you live a happy and healthy life.
In this article, we’ll discuss what STIs are, how they are transmitted, how they are treated, and how STIs can come back. We’ll also talk about which STIs can come back even after treatment. Whether you want to learn more about STIs or are concerned about a recent infection, this post has everything you need to know.
Anaemia, a very common blood condition, impacting approximately 1.62 billion people globally, according to the World Health Organization – that’s one in four people on the planet.
This prevalence varies across different regions and demographic groups, with pregnant women and children being the most affected. The high prevalence of anaemia underscores the importance of early detection and treatment to prevent serious health complications.
To learn more about anaemia, its symptoms, and how to get tested for it, kept reading.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), have long been a public health risk, and their prevalence in the last few years has grown significantly in the UK. They affect people of all ages, races, and genders.
STDs can cause severe damage to your health, and one of the most severe health effects of some STDs is the loss of fertility. Infertility can be devastating for anyone, especially those who are actively trying to start a family.
In this blog post, we will explore how different STDs can cause infertility and the preventative measures you can take to protect yourself.
Every year, 1 in 10 people in the UK is affected by kidney stones in some way. However, not many people understand what kidney stones are, how they form, and the risk factors associated with them.
This blog post will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the different types of kidney stones, what causes them, the symptoms to look out for, and the potential health risks. Additionally, we’ll give you a recommendation for what to do if you think you might have kidney stones.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to serious health complications if left untreated.
But the good news is that Diabetes can be managed, and even prevented, with the right care and lifestyle changes. That’s why it’s important to know the warning signs of diabetes so you can take action early and avoid complications down the line.
In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Diabetes warning signs, including what Diabetes is, the different types of Diabetes, the risk factors, and the symptoms to look out for.
You may have heard of Herpes infections that cause cold sores around your mouth or sores on your genitals. But did you know that you can get a Herpes infection in other parts of your body?
Herpes is an incredibly common viral infection, and you can get it lots of different ways. You can get Herpes around your mouth, genitals, anus, and even your eyes.
In this post, we’ll explore how you can get a herpes infection in your eye, as well as the symptoms, causes, and long-term effects.
Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, continue to be a major health risk for any society. As a sexually active person, it is vital to be knowledgeable about different STIs, their symptoms, and modes of prevention.
Syphilis is one such STI. It is a highly infectious disease that spreads through sexual contact, and if left untreated, it can lead to severe health complications.
In this blog post, we will delve into the various aspects of Syphilis with a particular emphasis on Syphilis chancres. A chancre ( SHANG-kər) is a painless genital ulcer usually found at the site of infection by the syphilis bacteria.