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What is the safest and most effective way to have sex and avoid an std?

What is the safest and most effective way to have sex and avoid an std?

Monogamy : Use a condom while in a monogamous relationship with someone you trust who has been previously tested. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Are STDs only spread when you have sex?

Are STDs only spread when you have sex?

Usually: Most stds are spread by oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Because most stds are also blood-borne, however, they can also be spread via blood contact with an open wound. ...Read more

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Okay, so 2 virgins have sex together is it possible to get an STD or something of the like?

Okay, so 2 virgins have sex together is it possible to get an STD or something of the like?

No STD w/o contact: You must have some sort of sexual contact to pass an std from one person to another. This does not only mean vaginal intercourse though. Some stds are passed by transmitting fluid from one to another. Others are passed by skin to skin contact. Penile, vaginal, anal, oral or even touching the genitals is required to pass an std. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have sex with someone with a sti/std does that mean you definitely have caught it?

I'm just wondering, if you have sex with someone with a sti/std does that mean you definitely have caught it?

Not definitely: However we advise treatment for all who have had sex with an std positive partner as a sensible precaution & to prevent further spread of the disease. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD if you have sex while you're on your period?

Can you get an STD if you have sex while you're on your period?

Yes.: Menstruation provides no protection against spreading a sexually transmitted disease. Condoms are the most effective way, but nothing is 100% sure. ...Read more

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Creamy sticky texture of white clumps when I have sex. I don't get my normal clear wet. What can this be? I have no STDs

Creamy sticky texture of white clumps when I have sex. I don't get my normal clear wet. What can this be? I have no STDs

Unprotected sex: Can lead to an accumulation of sperm and spermatic fluid within the vagina. It has no where to exit except the way it came in. Also, sex alone without enough lubrication can cause a sluffing off of the epithelial layer of the vagina. Both things can look like whitish clumpy discharge.Usually not itchy unless you get antibodies to the sperm. Using condoms can protect against the discharge ; std's. ...Read more

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If it hurts to have sex white smelly discharge is that an std?

If it hurts to have sex white smelly discharge is that an std?

Get tested: The only way to know for sure if you have an std is to see your doctor for an examination and appropriate lab testing. A discharge can be due to many things. You may have a yeast infection rather than an std, so get tested. ...Read more

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Can I have sex with two girls at the same time? Are there any health risks besides stds?

Can I have sex with two girls at the same time? Are there any health risks besides stds?

It depends: Do you mean having sex with 2 women at the same time or having 2 sexual relationships? Yes, you *can* have sex with more than one person. You should make sure that all the people involved are safe (safer sex- std and pregnancy protection) and that everyone has clear expectations about the relationship. Dealing with more people increases the chances of hurt feelings and "drama". ...Read more

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Can you have sex with someone who has an std and not get the std? And how likely is that?

Sure: The chances depend on a variety of factors and which STD the person has. Don't put yourself in this situation. Your partner should be treated first before exposing you. You should use condoms to avoid the risk. Be smart and take care of your self. ...Read more

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My girlfriend and i did not have sex but were in close physical contact. Can this lead to std?

My girlfriend and i did not have sex but were in close physical contact. Can this lead to std?

STD: Most std's are spread via oral, anal or vaginal sex. However with a std like herpes, shedding can spread the virus. ...Read more

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If you only have sex with one person, can you eventually get an std? If so, how did you become a carrier?

If you only have sex with one person, can you eventually get an std? If so, how did you become a carrier?

STD: Std do not occur spontaneously they are passed from one person to another via direct sexual contact. If partner has none and you have none. No worries. Caveat oral genital herpes. Many individuals get cold sores can be passed to partner if engages in oral sexual activity. ...Read more

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Can you have an STD if you only have sex with 1 person & they were a virgin? We only didn't use protection one time

Can you have an STD if you only have sex with 1 person & they were a virgin? We only didn't use protection one time

Theory vs reality: STD's, by definition, are infections passed to others during sex. In theory, you could not get an STD from someone who has never had sex. In reality, you can only be sure of one person's sexual history: your own. To protect yourself from STD's you will need to practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why Is My Partner Always Sick The Next Day After We Have Sex? I Don't Have Any Std's So I Don't Understand What's Wrong

Why Is My Partner Always Sick The Next Day After We Have Sex? I Don't Have Any Std's So I Don't Understand What's Wrong

More info needed: The only thing certain is that it's not an STD or any other infection. There are no infections that can start to cause symptoms the next day, i.e. within 10-15 hours. Beyond that, it's impossilbe to guess without knowing what symptoms he has. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt to have sex? I know I don't have any stds & it's not dry, but it feels like it is. It feels like raw skin.

Why does it hurt to have sex? I know I don't have any stds & it's not dry, but it feels like it is. It feels like raw skin.

Discuss with partner: if you are not having a problem with dryness or atrophy, this may be a positional issue that you have to discuss with your partner. Everyone has sex in a different way and has a different method that allows both people to be the most comfortable and to obtain the most pleasure, however this has to be a close and open discussion with your partner ...Read more

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Can I get an STD if I have sex in a hot tub?

Can I get an STD if I have sex in a hot tub?

YES: It is the sexual partner not the water. You sound concerned; please don't take chances if you are uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I bleed almost every time after I have sex. Why? I have no STDs or infections.

I bleed almost every time after I have sex.  Why?  I have no STDs or infections.

Spotting: If this started recently, it may be due to a polyp on the cervix or inside your uterus. It may also be due to an irritation or abnormal growth on the cervix. You should see your physician about this to find out what is going on. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more