Other times, it's because being open and honest about sexual health is a good way to turn up the intimacy and heat.
Dating with STDs wouldn't seem nearly as difficult if people made a habit of talking about sex before having it.
Throughout our High School years, STDs were the constant punch-line of jokes as well as the name tag we placed upon girls who were thought to be sleeping around.
We can all remember the High School rumor-mill, some of the names given to people, and the way the negativity followed, only furthering the harmful stigma associated with STDs and contracting one. Most people start to feel the urges and temptations of attraction during adolescence.
In fact, it is the most commonly reported disease in the United States and one whose numbers continue to rise.
While this bacterial infection can easily be cured with antibiotics, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated, leading to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). That's why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that older women with new or multiple sex partners receive annual screenings.
Positive Singles is undoubtedly the largest and most active STD dating site. For the last 2 years, I have been in a relationship with a woman who has an STD, genital herpes, to be exact.While initially it can be a mild bummer to find out your significant other has an STD, over time, your negative views about STDs will change for the better.In fact, if you are postmenopausal and not using at least a topical estrogen, your vaginal tissue may be even more vulnerable to infection.These days, most of us think of HIV and AIDS when we think of sexually transmitted diseases, but the reality is that chlamydia is a far greater risk for women.