Sexually transmitted infections /diseases
What is an STI/STD?
An STI/STD, or sexually transmitted infection/diseases, is an infection/ diseases that is passed on through unprotected sexual contact.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve had sex or how many partners you’ve had; anyone can get an STI.
What causes an STI/STD?
STIs/STDs can be caused by four different types of infection:
Virus - Herpes, Hepatitis, HIV, Genital Warts
Bacteria - Bacterial Vaginosis, Chlamydia, Donovanosis, Gonorrhoea, Shigella, Syphilis
Parasite - Crabs, Scabies, Trichomonas vaginalis
Fungus – Thrush
Most of the time, you get an STI / STD by having sex with a partner who is infected. Some can be caught through skin to skin contact, like Syphilis and Crabs, whilst others are carried by bodily fluids (cum, pee, blood and saliva). Each STI is different, so for more information, check out their web pages by clicking on the STI/STD.