11 Dec The Most Common STDs from Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners
Chlamydia is a relatively minor bacterial infection that is most commonly transmitted during intercourse. For men, it can simply be a minor annoyance while for women, if left untreated, can cause pelvic inflammatory disease. With treatment, chlamydia is usually gone within a few weeks.
Commonly occurring alongside chlamydia, gonorrhea can be passed on through both penetrative sex and oral sex (through the penis, vagina, anus and mouth). It can be quite uncomfortable to deal with and can include symptoms such as itchy testicles, pain when urinating, swollen urethra, sore throat and even pus on the genitals. Antibiotics are best used to treat gonorrhea as it’s a bacterial infection.
Syphilis is most common in men (but occurs in women too), and typically presents as a painless genital sore. If left untreated, syphilis can cause serious illness. It can also be passed onto fetuses from infected mothers which can result in still births and miscarriages. Even with the use of a condom, it’s still possible to catch syphilis therefore care should always be taken during sexual encounters. Particularly when you are unfamiliar with your partners sexual history.
The human papillomavirus is THE most common STD. If you’ve had sex, chances are you’ve probably got one of the 100 HPV virus strains. The good news is most of the strains are relatively harmless and display no symptoms. The bad news is the ones that are harmful can be deadly. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women and reinforces the importance of pap smears.
If you are a sex addict engaging in unprotected sex, you are increasing your chances of contracting a number of different STDs and STIs.
Stop putting yourself at risk by having unprotected sex with multiple partners, and get the help you need from Sex Addiction Australia today.