Sexually transmitted infections and venereal diseases

Despite condoms and other methods of protection against sexually transmitted infections, there is a huge number of misconceptions about them, some of which we are going to dispel in this issue.

Let’s start with Miramistin, which many people use as a protection against infections after sexual intercourse, in the absence of a condom. At the moment, this topic receives extremely little research that has been fully carried out by Russian authors, which can hardly say about the guaranteed effectiveness of this medication. However, the use of any antiseptic can cause severe burns of the genital mucosa, while giving only partial protection against sexually transmitted infections

Even if we talk about oral sex, it isn’t always as safe as it seems. Based on the research, you may be at risk of herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and hepatitis. And we cannot forget about HIV, which can, although not very significantly, endanger your health in the presence of severe damages and inflammations of the oral mucosa.

Despite the development of science, a huge number of people think that sexually transmitted infections can also be spread through dishes, towels, or kissing. Of course, it’s not true. Sexually transmitted diseases cannot be spread through airborne contact, and it’s impossible to get them by shaking hands, sharing dishes or bedlinen. At the same time, there are just as many people thinking of HIV as the only threat, forgetting about the syphilis, which would take a whole month to treat, and several years to receive necessary medical care.

In conclusion, we would like to underline that the use of condoms is not always a guarantee of your healthy future. For example, genital herpes and the above-mentioned syphilis are characterized by rash that occurs on exposed skin, which means they may cause disease after touching contaminated areas. The same goes for natural lubricant from which you have to be protected not only during sexual intercourse, but also after it.