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Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact. Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is […]
STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs they are transmitted through.. Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids) Skin to skin contact (or genital to genital contact) Breast milk Vaginal birth In order for someone to […]
Lets talk a little bit about emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation in the hopes of preventing pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. Plan B is not an abortion pill. It will not harm or end a pregnancy; it will […]
…but I’m too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. Is there any way that I can get treatment without telling my parents? Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are NOT considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part […]
My boyfriend and I have had sex for about a year (and have been together for a year). I have had unprotected sex with four other partners in the past…
…My boyfriend has been tested for STDs and doesn’t have any. Can I have the possibility of having one or no since he’s clean? STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs they are transmitted through.. […]