Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) is huge problem for people all over the world. Many people are not aware of what STD’s are, how they are contracted, or how they can prevent themselves from contracting or transmitting them. There are multiple STD’s that the people of world are faced with today. This essay will explain what sexually transmitted diseases are, how they are contracted and or transmitted, who they affect, the most common STD’s that people are aware of, how they can be life threatening, the affects they have on people, and how people can prevent themselves from contracting or transmitting them.
Sexually transmitted diseases are diseases transmitted through some form of intimate usually sexual contact. (Donatelle, p. 529) STD’s are generally contracted through sexual intercourse, oral-genital contact, hand-genital contact, and anal intercourse. (Donatelle, p. 530) STD’s are commonly contracted through sexual contact however in rare situations you can also contract STD’s. These situations would be from sleeping on bed sheets of someone who has a particular STD known as pubic lice also known as “crabs” or mouth to mouth transmission by open sores or cuts in both parties mouths one being infected with a STD and the other not infected. (Donatelle, p. 530) These situations are rare however as rare as they are they are still possible. It is not likely that someone would contract a disease by these two types of transmissions. The most common way to transmit diseases sexually would be to have sexual interaction. However you can also contract sexually transmitted infections like genital herpes by skin to skin contact. (What’s love got to do with it?)