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Sexually Transmitted Infections And Effects In Australia
You have probably heard of them by both names, Sexually transmitted infections and Sexually transmitted diseases. Either way you have surely tried to avoid catching one right? or have you, do you practice safe sex, know how much of the population is infected, or even what it would feel like if you had one? it’s a lot to take in and admit to yourself but the fact is we are all probably guilty of indulging our wild side in a night of unsafe passion.
What are sexually transmitted infections
It’s pretty self explanatory, but STIs are infections that you can obtain when you engage in a sexual act with another person who happens to be infected . Although you probably do not want to talk about it, you likely are not going to know if you are at any risk unless you talk to them about it beforehand, and even then you have to assume that they are more interested in tell you the truth than just getting lucky that night. So it’s always important to practice safe sexual conduct in any facet of your night life. Unless you are willing to get the person tested and settle down with them, there is probably no sure fire way to know whether they are a carrier.
How to recognize STI symptoms
So you’ve just woken up from a great night, you are feeling refreshed and happy because YOU got lucky. would you know what it feels like to have an STI? chances are that if you have one you are not going to know right away. STI’s have been known to take weeks before showing any signs or symptoms that might have you indicate that there is a problem. However, you will want to know the warning signs so that, if you feel you have become infected, you can get to a doctor sooner rather than later to have some tests done on yourself. The earlier you catch an STI, the less of a chance you have for it to turn into a sexually transmitted disease and the easier it will be to get your life back to normal. Or as normal as it can be as there is no known way to completely cure most STIs at this point in time.
- Be sure to talk to your doctor if you feel like you are suffering from any one or more of the following symptoms
- Pain in and around your pelvic area
- Sore throats (this will be for those people who have been engaging in oral sex)
- Men may notice some discharge occuring in their penis.
- Chancre sores, these will be painless but red sores, on your genitals, anus tongue or throat
- Swollen glands, fever, or aces. STIs can mimic the symptoms of the flu the first time your body encounters a serious outbreak, so be certain you are cautious even if you just feel you are getting a common illness.
- You may have dark urine, yellow skin, loose stools, and possibly even yellow eyes. i would hope these symptoms would be alarming enough even if you did not think you had an STI
- Your body may react by causing unusual infections, weight loss, night sweats, and usual fatigue
Listen to your body
This is not even a full list. But then again there are a large number of STIs out there and you need to be cautious whenever you have an unsafe night of passion. The bottom line is that you always need to listen to your body. If something does not seem right, then that is probably because it isn’t. It may not even be an STI, but you need to be certain to keep yourself healthy regardless so this is not bad practice in the grand scheme of things anyway. Take care of you first!
When you do arrive at your doctors office with one or more of these symptoms, they will want to probably draw a blood sample and try to diagnose you. This may also include an obtained culture of your bodily secretions from the vagina or penis. In the end, the only way you are going to AVOID getting an STI is by either never having sex, or having everyone you get down and dirty with tested. So try your best to be safe, be happy, and as always, be healthy.