Before you ditch the latex, read this. You may not want a baby—at least not right now. But you've been part of a couple for a while, and you're both really tired of having to take that awkward break between foreplay and the main event to fumble around for a condom. In fact, it's becoming a serious buzzkill. When, you wonder, can we stop using them? The decision to ditch latex is different for every couple, and the right time to do it depends on many factors.
Genital Herpes - CDC Fact Sheet
STD Facts - Genital Herpes
Sexually transmitted infection
Women commonly confuse STD symptoms like discharge, odor, burning, and itching for something else, like a urinary tract infection or yeast infection. Some women show STD symptoms within days or weeks of infection, but others take longer or may never experience symptoms at all. The incubation period of STDs, which is the time between when you contract an infection and when symptoms first appear, varies depending on the type of infection. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections among both men and women. It is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted during oral, vaginal, or anal sex.
Basic Fact Sheet Detailed Version Basic fact sheets are presented in plain language for individuals with general questions about sexually transmitted diseases. The content here can be syndicated. Print Version pdf icon. This is because the same behaviors and circumstances that may put you at risk for getting an STD also can put you at greater risk for getting HIV.