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How Do Lesbians Prevent Spreading St Ds
Protect yourself: Women who partner with women can use barrier methods including condoms (if they have male partners), fingercots and dental dams (with female and female bodied partners) and disinfect and wash any sexual toys. Women should also see their health provider for routine screening for sti's includng hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Condoms or abstain: Condoms prevents std's, but not 100% against herpes. Hsv is a virus that lives in the skin in the perineal area (any skin your undwear touches). If someone has herpes, even w/o symptoms (the person might not even know they have it), & they are wearing a condom (which only covers the penis, leaving the rest of the perineum exposed) they can pass it on through sex. If you abstain its 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The only 100%: Fail safe method is abstinence. The next closest thing is proper use of a condom (male or female). ...Read more
To some degree: But remember some stds are spread by any skin-to-infected-skin contact, and others by infected genital secretions. So, unless you wear a whole body condom, there will likely still be some contact with potentially infected skin and secretions and therefore some risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As with any area of health care, being well informed of risks & ways to modify behavior to avoid illness is crucial. Learning how std's are transmitted, what symptoms to be aware of & how to prevent them is very important.Likewise, learning how to seek care & treatment for std's is needed.After being diagnosed with an std people receive re-education which has proven to reduce further transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STDs: Actually your question is way too broad to give you any valid answer. Whole textbooks can be written on this. Health 'tap allows us to give you a 400 character answer there are twelve common stds. Every sexually active person needs to learn these. There should be some you can vaccinate for; and some that have common symptoms to watch for and some that can be screened for with blood testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abstain until cured: Abstain from sexual contact until cured.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Once infection has occurred (i.e. Once sex has occurred), you cannot uninfect yourself. Protect yourself before and during sex, not after. It's not as if you can wash them away. Talk with your doctor about better strategies for std prevention such as condoms! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anyone can be exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. Women who partner with women can still be exposed to viruses like hpv, HSV and some bacterial infections as well. To minimize exposure, was and disinfect any toys and use barriers like gloves, dental dams, fingercots or condoms with your partner(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Condoms: Sti prevention for gay & lesbian partners is the same as for heterosexual couples. First, get tested. It's always a good idea to be sure before you have sex, regardless of orientation. Second, always use condoms. Besides abstinence, barrier method like condom is the next best way to prevent STI transmission, not always successful though. Third, consider to get hpv vaccination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too late: After sex, is exactly the wrong time to think about pretection from getting an std. The only sure way to not get an std is to not have sex. That includes oral and anal sex which also have risks. Use protection always and have sex with limited partners and have each get tested often to know their status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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