Staying Safe


For those of you who are new to the concept of sex, you should always remember to be as safe as you possibly can when getting involved with someone, or just getting in to the act in general. Quite a lot of people who start having sex are unaware of how they should be going about things and what they can do to help themselves be safe from any sort of danger.

Many people are somewhat against using a condom for multiple reasons, many have religious concerns, and some often say that it is an ineffective way of having sex and contraceptives and birth control already do a very good job so using a condom is not really necessary. Well if you are not in a monogamous relationship, in which case both partners should still get checked before indulging in unprotected sex, and do tend to have multiple partners then just making sure that contraceptives are being taken on time is not enough of a safety measure. While yes, contraceptives will prevent you or your partner from getting pregnant, they will not prevent you from contracting any type of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs are a growing problem in many parts of the world, both in the developed and the developing countries around the globe. In the United States of America the STD Herpes Simplex Type 2 Virus, or herpes 2 as it is more commonly known, is rampant amongst people between the ages of 19 years old to 49 years old. It is said that about 16 percent to 17 percent of the people in this age bracket have herpes 2; that is almost every sixth person in the United States. The reason this STD is spreading so quickly amongst the people in the United States is because of the general unawareness about using the proper type of protection when having sex.

Diseases like herpes 2 usually end up having little to no symptoms in many people and so quite a lot of them do not realize that they have herpes until it has seriously started to affect their health. Before the disease gets serious the types of symptoms that do show up amongst some people are either itches or tingling feelings starting in the infected areas and a bit of a rash popping up in that area too. Other than that a person with herpes 2 might get some type of flu symptoms like headaches, fevers, or aches in the joints and muscles.

If it gets serious you will get boils and blisters that ooze pus, along with sores, all over your genitals or mouth depending on where the infected area is. If left untreated this could go on for a few weeks and is a painful process to be in. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a proper bona fide herpes 2 cure, regardless of how many articles or posts you might come across promising a cure. It is best to stay safe in these situations.

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