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All information was obtained from the Center for Disease Control.
This information is meant for general educational purposes only.
It should not be relied upon as a substitute
for professional medical advice.
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STDs & STIs: How NOT to Get One
STIs spread through all types of sex and/or intimate skin-to-skin contact. These include oral sex, outercourse, anal sex, mutual masturbation or any sexual habit where bodily fluids would be exchanged. Using a condom during sex may or may not help prevent you from being infected. Condoms may help but even a condom isn't 100% fool proof. Check out the Center for Disease Control for more information on condoms!
Again, unless you're in a committed, monogamous (neither of you have had or are having sex with anyone else)relationship, just not having sex is your safest way to go. If you haven't been tested and are sexually active, please go the the health department or make an appointment with Durango Pregnancy Center and get tested now!
Don't be foolish! Sex can make you sick.Information on STI/STDs
Warning-the below video, while excellent, contains graphic language, images and descriptions.
When you are in a sexual relationship with someone, you are also having sex with every person they have previously had sex with. Click on the link to see what this means!
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There are now more than 25 STIs/STDs(Sexually Transmitted Infections/Sexually Transmitted Diseases), several of which are chronic, life-long diseases.
1 in 5 Americans have been diagnosed and are infected.
26 million new infections are diagnosed each year - half of these are between 15 - 24 years old.
For the most up to date information regarding STIs and STDs please go to the Center for Disease Control.
Dating. . .then comes sex?
Dating is fun.
The decision to have sex is pretty important, and there are lots of things to think about. Having sex is very different for women and guys. That's because we're made differently both emotionally and physically! Sex can be an emotional bond for women but less so for guys.
Do not be afraid to say "NO" to sex. In fact, it may reveal just how much your boyfriend or girlfriend really cares for you. If they accept your "NO" it is a much better sign as to the health of your relationship than if you feel obligated or pressured into having sex. If they do not accept "NO", that could be a sign that your boyfriend or girlfriend is more interested in their own physical wants and desires.
Do you want to talk with someone about your relationship?
We are here for you. Please feel free to contact us. Here's our number 970-247-5559.