When talking about sexually transmitted diseases we are first of all talking about prevention. If you protect yourself during sexual intercourse this not meant for you. Protect yourself and remain healthy.

We need to talk about sexually transmitted diseases so that correct information can reach as many young people as possible.  This may sound uninteresting or intimidating but the data provided will surely help you protect your health and prepare yourself for new experiences. 

Sexually transmitted diseases are the most common diseases in the world. They are mostly, though not exclusively transmitted through sexual contact with the infected individual.

There are more than 25 sexually transmitted diseases, most common ones are chlamydia (also the most common), gonorrhoea, hepatitis B, genital herpes, HIV, human papilloma virus (HPV), syphilis, pubic lice and trichomoniasis. 

They can be caused by a host of pathogens such as: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and other microorganisms.

Women are more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases. This is a matter of anatomy and has nothing to do with being promiscuous. Men are more commonly the carriers of disease. It is easier for a man to infect a woman than vice versa.