Your Healthy Sex Lives Matter
Sex is great. It makes you feel good, promotes confidence and better health.There have been lots of studies describing the health benefits of sex. Want to clear your complexion, boost your mood, and cut your risk of cancer, heart disease, relieve pain, reduce stress and other health hazards? A little loving can improve your general health but of course, do not throw caution to the wind! Your healthy sex lives matter and as such everytime you have sex be responsible.
We all like to have long enjoyable sex lives and to achieve this we have to put some thought on how to protect ourselves against STIs. Our friends at Carvanka have put a graphic together to show us how serious we need to get in changing our attitudes to safe and protected sex. We quote Carvanka’s statement:
“The World Health Organisation announced in 2017 that over 78 million individuals are infected annually with gonorrhoea due to decreasing condom use and poor detection rates or failed treatment. Worryingly, the WHO also indicated that the STI is showing signs of antibiotic resistance as it develops into more of a superbug. They advise that more needs to be done in terms of gonorrhoea prevention and of course more research into the development of more advanced antibiotics and in the longer term, they talk of the need to work on gonorrhoea vaccine development.”
Enjoy a satisfying sex life with responsible sexual encounters. Keep you and others safe and healthy and avoid STIs ruining your sexual pleasure.
The graph below released by the USA centre for disease control and prevention points to the fact that between 2014 and 2015, chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea reached an all-time high. With the 15-24 bracket recording higher in chlamydia and gonorrhoea. This is the demographic that is sexually more active and have more relaxed attitudes toward casual sex. It might also indicate too that they are more aware of the importance of regular testing but is likely a combination of both.
Risk Factors for Acquiring an STI
Anyone who is sexually active risks exposure to an STI; factors that may increase the risk are indicated below
Most Common STIs
Top 5 Developed Countries with Highest STI Rate*