|There are plenty of common myths about STD’s which are untrue. Some of these include:
‘You can get STD from having oral sex’.
Not true. Oral sex can transmit STD. The skin inside the mouth is softer and not as tough as skin on the outside of our body, so its easier for infections to be transmitted.
‘You can’t get a STD if you only have sex once’.
This is not true. Having sex once is definitely enough to transmit STD’s.
‘He/she didn’t seem to have a y sign of anything being wrong, so they can’t have a STD’.
This is not true. Many people can have STD without knowing it and can have no sign of infection and may not have a symptoms.
‘You can only get the same STD once’.
This is not always true. If you have HIV or herpes, by continuing to have unprotected sex, you can still catch other strains of these viruses. Also having a bacterial STD e.g. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, before does not make you immune to the infection again.
‘You can only catch herpes when the other person has an outbreak’.
This is not true as studies have shown that people are still shedding the herpes virus after sores and symptoms have gone. They can still transmit it to a new partner
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