Sexually transmitted diseases. Is that what we used to call vd? I still have sex but refuse to wear a condom. Why bother at 80?

At 80. If you've had one partner and at your age i wouldn't worry. However, if you are single and sexually active, a condom is more important to prevent disease acquistion than birth control, although that is an issue as well, if your partner(s) are pre-menopusal.

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Can you get sexually transmitted diseases if using a condom and diaphragm?

Yes. Condoms provide reasonable protection if they remain intact, there is no leakage and no areas of the skin in contact with you have preexisting lesions. Diaphragms may provide protection against pregnancy but do not do much for most stds. Read more...

I have a concern regarding sexually transmitted diseases. If a guy inserts his penis once and then puts on condom is there a high risk of infection?

Not high but some... This is playing with fire. Condoms need to be used 100% of the time to have some reassurance regarding sexually transmitted infection. While the risk would not be great with inserting the penis once, it is still a risk. Advise protecting yourself all the time with use of a condom all the time. Read more...

What are the chances of catching sexually transmitted diseases from each girl I have unprotected sex with?

Very good! The most common, chlamydia, asymptomatic, but can cause epididymitis and sterility, as well as arthritis. Syphilis, gonorrorhea, and worse, herpes 1&2, hiv, hep b, hep c. The most prevalent among sexually activew females is chlamydia, but the incidence of each disease goes up with the number of partners you have, or the number of partners, your parter has had! Read more...

The inside of my vagina cavity is swollen, I haven't had sex so therefore I can't have any sexually transmitted diseases or be pregnant.

Vaginitis. You can still get non sexually transmitted vaginal infections like yeast infections and bacterial. In addition you can have some swelling associated with vigorous masturbation. Prolonged use of a tampon may also cause infection symptoms. In addition you can have allergic reactions from certain soaps and washes. It may be time to see a gynecologist for an evaluation. Read more...

Can one contract any incurable sexually transmitted diseases by performing oral sex?

Yes. Hiv, hepatitis b and c, herpes 1 or 2. These viral diseases are incurable, and except for the herpes, cab be fatal. If you are concerned, you should see your dr. About performing tests. For my colleagues, i did not mention syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamdya, all of which are treatable! Read more...