Safe sex and protection against STDs

In adulthood, there are many emotional and physiological changes. We have to make choices, and more than once. Sexual desires caused by puberty, maturity, not maturation. Maturity presupposes coordination between the mind and heart. Of course, safe sex involves protection from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. Condoms, of course, can make sex safer. A win-win condition to defend against the bitter consequences of unprotected sex is a harmonious relationship in a married couple. This is the best prevention and protection against sexually transmitted diseases, as well as their consequences. Sexual relationships can be both joy and pleasure, as well as pain and frustration. It’s up to you. In any case, the achievements of modern medicine and venereology will help you not to be left alone with the problem.

Prevention and treatment of the consequences of unprotected sex

In addition to information about the prevention of the consequences of unprotected sex, in the clinics of large cities, including Moscow, you will receive advice from a gynecologist, venereologist. Not all methods that prevent pregnancy provide protection against infectious diseases of the genital area. Barrier-type protective equipment will help prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The first known protection method is by using a condom. A condom is a simple and affordable, easy-to-use method of contraception and protection against genital infections. There are also female condoms, they are not as easy to use, they are not as diverse and therefore less common as a method of protection. Vaginal female suppositories and ointments can protect against pregnancy, genital infections, but, unfortunately, not against AIDS. Therefore, it is more reliable in case of suspicion to use a condom. If there was unprotected sex, and it cannot be called safe, then consultation of an experienced specialist in a specialized clinic will help you.

Protection against sexually transmitted infections is a must when you are on vacation and ready for an adventurous adventure. According to statistics, most often cases of sexually transmitted infections occur precisely during a romantic getaway and are the most common problem for vacationers.

Is a condom 100% protection against genital infections?

It is impossible to be sure that a condom completely protected you from genital infection. Of course, a condom will protect you from unwanted pregnancy. But not more. By the way, the causative agents of genital infections are transmitted not only during intercourse. Such pathogens can be transmitted through saliva, semen, blood and through hygiene products, without even correlating all this with sexual intercourse. Waiting for the first symptoms can be a mistake and lead to irreversible consequences. The causative agent of the infection can be identified even before the signs of the disease, which will allow timely initiation of treatment.

Time to sound the alarm!

The best defense is STD prevention. And yet, if there was suspicious sex, you must immediately sound the alarm. The overwhelming majority of genital infections are initially asymptomatic, and the absence of symptoms can last for a very long time and make themselves felt when the disease is already very advanced. It follows from this that further treatment in the best clinic will be lengthy and expensive. In terms of the effect on the body of long-term consequences, genital infections occupy a leading place. Urethritis, prostatitis, and other inflammatory diseases of the male genital area – this is the bouquet presented by sexually transmitted infections. A serious blow, almost more severe than physical suffering, is brought to a man by the fact of sexual incapacity. So, infertility, the presence of impotence to one degree or another, lack of erection and other sexual disorders do not just reduce the quality of life. For a man, this is a serious blow. As for women, infertility as a result of the previous infection brings women special suffering. Infertility is caused by such consequences of sexually transmitted infections as adhesions, inflammation of all organs, endometriosis and others. If a woman succeeds in getting pregnant, this does not mean that she will have a successful pregnancy, timely delivery and a healthy baby. Both men and women are united by such a consequence of the transferred sexually transmitted diseases as oncological neoplasms. The source of such a pathology may be the papilloma virus, which is important not only to identify and treat, but also to regularly monitor.

So, the main condition for the prevention and protection of sexually transmitted diseases of the genitourinary system against STDs is the awareness , maturity and responsibility of an adult for his own health and the health of loved ones.

Symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases:

You urgently need to consult a urologist or gynecologist for advice and get the necessary advice and qualified help if you notice the following symptoms:

Discomfort, itching and burning sensation in the genital area and urethra

Frequent and painful urination

Pain in the perineum during intercourse

Manifestations on the skin in the form of erosions, blisters and rashes. Such external manifestations can also be on the genital mucosa.

Is it possible to get rid of such signs on your own? From signs – perhaps not for long. From causes and consequences – no. There is a danger of the infection becoming chronic.

Prevention and protection against sexually transmitted diseases became the hot topic during the first information about HIV infection. They ceased to be ashamed of the wide advertising of condoms as a means of protection, to recommend seeking help in specialized clinics, for consultation with gynecologists, urologists and venereologists. Unfortunately, little has changed since then: HIV has spread, a person deliberately ignores seeking advice from a clinic, having entered into casual sexual contact.

Remedies against genital infections

Protective equipment is divided into two types: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical means are female and male condoms, caps, spirals. It is worth remembering that condoms must be purchased in advance from the pharmacy chain. As a means of protection against sexually transmitted infections, condoms began to be used as early as the 17th century, when the syphilis epidemic was raging. But a condom does not provide complete protection against sexually transmitted infections. Besides the fact that it can sometimes break, it does not retain all pathogens. Chemicals that play the role of prevention and protection against sexually transmitted infections include creams and suppositories that are used vaginally. Chemicals kill sperm and disease-causing viruses. However, condoms provide better protection against certain microorganisms.

The emergency drug betadine is used in cases of unprotected intercourse. It is inserted into the vagina, and the penis, external female genital organs, and also the thighs are treated with the solution. Chlorhexidine has a similar effect. However, such treatment is not reliable protection against sexually transmitted infections. As soon as possible, you need to seek advice from a venereologist, urologist or gynecologist. What to do after unprotected intercourse:

Prevention of sexual infection. The treatment plan will be drawn up by a dermatologist

If you do not undergo preventive treatment, you should contact the clinic after three weeks. Previously, there are no objective manifestations, or the results of laboratory tests will not be found.

Bring your partner to be screened for sexually transmitted infections. If you are lucky and he has nothing, then you can be free.
Drugs for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases are administered once and do not cause side effects. Such prevention is a combat method, it can be carried out only occasionally, therefore it is better to consider options for prevention and protection against sexually transmitted diseases instead. This is safe sex, using a condom or other mechanical and chemical means of protection. Do not self-medicate. In case of suspicion of infection, immediately seek help from a specialist!

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