Sexual health is an important part of life. It affects your physical and mental state and also related to your emotional and social health. In good sexual health, you must be careful and respectful to your partner and yourself.
Sexual education must be learned at an early stage in order to know the risks and awareness of abuses. You may have discussions with your friends, doctors, siblings, or on your own. Gradually you will explore more about gender and genitalia. Also knowing the risks in sex like Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted disease, and abuses. The more you explore about it you will stay safe and protected.
Sexually transmitted disease
The condition in which you will get disease due to sexual contact is called STD’s. Not all STD’s are transmitted sexually some infection by needle even breastfeeding. The main reason is having unprotected sex.
Chlamydia is a common one because of a bacteria called chlamydia. There would be no noticeable symptoms but some of it includes,
- Pain during sex
- A discharge which is yellow or green in color from penis or vagina
- Lower abdomen cramps
Untreated chlamydia can cause infection in your genitals, urinary tract, even infertility. In pregnant women, chlamydia causes pneumonia or eye issues with the baby.
A bacterial infection that can cause a round sore( chancre)in your genital area. Later the symptoms emerge like,
- Joint pain
Syphilis could be fatal for the fetus if the mother is infected during pregnancy. So it is important to do screening during the pregnancy. It is generally treated with antibiotics.
It is essential to have proper protection when you are having sex. To prevent unwanted pregnancy the general methods are
- IUD(Intrauterine devices)
But the only way to prevent from STI’s is by using condoms. It is very important to consult your doctor before you plan to have sex. They will suggest you with a proper birth control method and clear all your questions. People having issues with sexual desires and restrictions are suggested with medications. It is important to notify your doctor when you have any discomfort with sex like pain or discharge.
It is essential to communicate to your partner and make things comfortable. It is always recommended to speak and clear your questions with your parents, friends, or siblings whom you suggest and take the necessary advice. You should not compel or get compelled by your partner or peer pressure. Take things slowly and make everyone comfortable. Do things only if you wish or you feel you are okay for it. If you think you are forced it is better to leave the place and get help from your trusted people.
Sexual health improves with your age. So it is important to have a happy sexual life for a healthier body and mind.