Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Sexual Health
Whether you are sexually active or not, caring for your sexual health should be an important part of your life. Even if you think you are "at risk" or not, anyone can jeopardize their sexual health if they aren't caring for themselves properly. It is so important for people to understand just how significantly their sexual health can impact their lives. If you are questioning whether or not you should be concerned about your sexual health, read on.
Even “Virgins” Can Damage Their Sexual Health
Even if you or your partner are a virgin, that doesn't mean you don't need to be tested or use protection. Several STDs can be spread through contact with the skin without any sexual intercourse. Like oral herpes, for example, this type of STD can easily be transmitted through shared drinks or light contact like kissing.
You Never Know What Someone Has
Though you and your partner have hopefully been honest with each other, you never know what someone has. Even if your partner isn't cheating on you, they may have failed to disclose their STD or HIV status to you, and, in some cases, they may not even know they have an STD so they didn’t know if what they told you was accurate or not. By taking your sexual health into your own hands, you are responsible for what happens to your body.
Poor Sexual Health Can Harm You
Taking the route of “hoping for the best” in the face of your sexual health is harmful not only to your body but to your mind, as well. Oftentimes, people neglect their sexual health until it's too late. In these cases, an individual may find that they were living with an STD that could've been treated earlier on, only if they had taken the initiative to get themselves tested.
As you work to better yourself in life, make sure that self improvement includes your sexual health. Make it a point to get tested, use protection, and to talk with your partners openly about caring for your health. Start today by making an appointment with CIRCLE CARE Center for any sexual health concerns.