At school during the adolescent period is when usually much can be learned about the dangers of venereal diseases. Although you may not have remembered but it is very, very important to know how to protect yourself. Another thing you should know is that you can develop these diseases even if you have never had sex or are not currently sexually active. Although sex is the easiest way to come into contact with sexually transmitted diseases, it is not the only way. Here’s how else you can catch with these diseases.

  1. Dry Sex

Although penetration is not included and bodily fluids, herpes can be transmitted by rubbing the body. It can be transmitted only if there is direct contact between the skin – which means you’re safe if you’re wearing your clothes. The risk of transmission depends on how the person is infected and the quantity and severity of skin rash.

Also, make sure you shave “down there.” The razor can store various infections and they can be transferred from one part of the skin to another. Shaving is dangerous for you as it is dangerous for your partner. Growing of the hairs may seem abrasive to the skin of your partner. So remember this when your next shave.

  1. Kissing

Maybe kissing is not your first association when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, but it is possible. When someone has a herpes type 1 (oral herpes), they lifelong they carry it with them. Even if there are no visual signs of the disease, the risk of infection still exists, but if there is no visible indicator, chances of transmitting the disease are lower.

The greatest risk of infection occurs when there are cracks in the skin in contact with the wounds. If you have cracked lips or other cracks in the skin and come into contact with a contaminated surface, the greater is the likelihood of developing this disease. So think again if you are tempted to kiss someone who shows such signs.

Although infection is possible without visible symptoms, the best way to protect yourself from infection from someone who has herpes type 1 to be able to recognize. You will recognize herpes if someone has affected wound lip that has made a small corn, or even if the wound is red, hardened or already peeled, it is a sign that the person is sick from the disease.

  1. Oral Sex

Although some people do not consider oral sex as “real sex” because it does not involve vaginal penetration, but through it, you can get sexually transmitted diseases. Through oral sex can transmit herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and others. They are transmitted by contact with infected surfaces and secretions of the body.

Condoms reduce the spread of disease, but they cannot completely prevent infection. Because however, the use of condoms is recommended during sex. Another way to protect yourself from various venereal diseases is to avoid sex until you have skin problems of a body part which may come into contact with another person.

  1. Indirect contact

Infections are usually transmitted through intimate contact, but you and indirect ways. For example, seating to a toilet. To convey venereal disease, the toilet should be in contact with the rash. So instead of sitting down in public toilets –bend it.

Another way to catch a sexually transmitted disease is through a wet cloth as the subject, who was in contact with an infected person. The disease trichinosis (trichina) is a parasite that can live outside the body up to 45 minutes. To prevent the spread of disease to avoid sharing towels that you use for intimate care. Some people believe that you contract with trichina through a hot bath, but this is a myth – it’s too hot for the parasite to live there.

Also, avoid sharing needles, razors and similar devices that cut the skin, someone who is affected by the sexually transmitted disease because they create cracks in the skin through which bacteria and viruses cannot easily penetrate.

How do you stay safe?

The easiest way to protect yourself is to know if your partner is being tested if he or she has other partners from their last test what were his\her relationships in the past.

Likewise, if you lower the number of your sexual partners, you’re less likely to get infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

To lower the number of possible skin cracks, use a lubricant

Always have protection (condoms) with you so you won’t be sorry later.