STDs avoid them

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. There are many different forms of STDs such as gonorrhea, herpes, genital warts, and the list goes on and on. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that you can catch from any form of sex. This infection can spread by contact with a mouth, penis, vagina, or the anus. This bacteria grows in moist, warm parts of the body such as the urethra, fallopian tubes, uterus, and the cervix.

When someone is diagnosed with any STD the two things that they must do is: get treated for the disease, and inform any sexually partners of your diagnosis so that they can be tested and treated if they have it. There are ways to avoid catching any of these STDs. Using a condom when having sex is very important and can keep you from catching one of them.

It is possible to get the sexually transmitted disease when a person makes contact with the blood, vaginal discharge, mucous, broken skin, mouth sores or semen of an infected person. All the above secretions will be dangerous to a healthy person and they can be got if you engage in oral sex, vaginal sex and the most dangerous of all is the anal sex which has been found to cause bleeding because of thin skin and presence of tiny blood vessels. However, these STDs can be contracted in many other ways like when you start sharing needles for piercing your ears, taking drugs or getting tattoos. Remember that even in this case, doing it once is enough to get you sick with an incurable disease. Despite all that, it is not possible to contract an STD just from sitting close to an infected person nor can you get the STD from sharing eating utensils, using the same toilet, swimming in the same pool, or getting a bug bite.

However, the only 100 percent guaranteed way to avoid getting an STD is to abstain from sex until you are married. Many teenagers in America do not practice abstinence. In fact we have a very high teen pregnancy rate. It is important that teenagers understand why it is so important for them to abstain from sex until they are married. Nowadays this is getting harder and harder to do, as society's standards for when sex is acceptable has receded from being in a marriage to just "being in love and committed", which many teenagers feel they are.

When teenagers have sex they are risking a lot and do not even realize it. They are risking catching a STD or becoming pregnant. Most teens never even stop to consider how either one of those things could effect their lives. Of course most STDs are treatable but not all of them are.

In fact there are some STDs that will kill you. There is also the consequence of becoming pregnant. Teenagers do not realize how hard it is to raise a child when you are just a child yourself. When you become pregnant as a teen your life as a child is over.

You have to grow up and become an adult almost over night. You have to find a way to support your child, you have to get up in the middle of the night several times to feed your baby and then get up the next day and go to work or school. This is a lot harder than you may think.

Abstinence is the only way for you to be absolutely sure that you will not catch anything and that you life will not be changed drastically by becoming an unwed teenage mother or father.

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