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Is it possible to contract chlamydia or other sexually transmitted diseases from a tanning bed?

maybe if you did the splits on the tanning bed, after someone else did the splits on the tanning bed.....or you saw some spooge on the tanning bed and you scooped it up and stuck it on one of ur openings..........tanning beds are too hot and the uv rays would damage the bacteria...  (+ info)

what are the different kinds of Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Herpes, AIDS, Gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, Children  (+ info)

Besides all the sexually transmitted diseases known; what others Diseases can you get if you drink semen?

Man, that is just disgusting. Perish the thought.  (+ info)

Can you get sexually transmitted diseases through kissing?

I was wondering because I was kissing this guy and I tasted blood and I was just wondering why people say we can't get stds through kissing?

Actually it is said that you can get herpes from kissing... im not sure exactly which std's but it is possible.  (+ info)

What are some of the vaginal diseases that are not sexually transmitted and that can be cured?

Vaginal Infections

"Vaginitis" is a medical term used to describe various conditions that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina. Vulvovaginitis refers to inflammation of both the vagina and vulva (the external female genitals). These conditions can result from a vaginal infection caused by organisms such as bacteria, yeast or viruses, as well as by irritations from chemicals in creams, sprays, or even clothing that is in contact with this area. In some cases, vaginitis results from organisms that are passed between sexual partners.
What Are the Symptoms of a Vaginal Infection?

The symptoms of vaginitis can vary depending on what is causing the infection. Some women have no symptoms at all. Some of the more common symptoms of vaginitis include:

* Abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor.
* Burning during urination.
* Itching around the outside of the vagina.
* Discomfort during intercourse.

Is Vaginal Discharge Normal?

A woman's vagina normally produces a discharge that usually is described as clear or slightly cloudy, non-irritating, and odor-free. During the normal menstrual cycle, the amount and consistency of discharge can vary. At one time of the month there may be a small amount of a very thin or watery discharge; and at another time, a more extensive thicker discharge may appear. All of these descriptions could be considered normal.

A vaginal discharge that has an odor or that is irritating usually is considered an abnormal discharge. The irritation might be itching or burning, or both. The itching may be present at any time of the day, but it often is most bothersome at night. These symptoms often are made worse by sexual intercourse. It is important to see your doctor if there has been a change in the amount, color, or smell of the discharge.
What Are the Most Common Types of Vaginal Infections?

The 6 most common types of vaginal infections are:

* Candida or "yeast" infections
* Bacterial vaginosis
* Trichomoniasis vaginitis
* Chlamydia vaginitis
* Viral vaginitis
* Non-infectious vaginitis

Although each of these vaginal infections can have different symptoms, it is not always easy for a woman to figure out which type of vaginal infection she has. In fact, diagnosis can even be tricky for an experienced doctor. Part of the problem is that sometimes more than one type of infection can be present at the same time. And, an infection may even be present without any symptoms at all.

To help you better understand these 6 major causes of vaginitis, let's look briefly at each one of them and how they are treated.
What Is Candida or a Vaginal "Yeast" Infection?

Yeast infections of the vagina are what most women think of when they hear the term "vaginitis." Vaginal yeast infections are caused by one of the many species of fungus called Candida. Candida normally live in small numbers in the vagina, as well as in the mouth and digestive tract, of both men and women.

Yeast infections can produce a thick, white vaginal discharge with the consistency of cottage cheese although vaginal discharge may not always be present. Yeast infections usually cause the vagina and the vulva to be very itchy and red............  (+ info)

can u get any sexually transmitted diseases from receiving unprotected oral sex?

I want to get an oral but i would rather do it unprotected because it would feel better but i want to know if i get aids or anything like that?

YES!!! Herpes is probably the biggest STD risk during oral sex. Both strains of herpes can live in the mouth or the genitals, and particularly during outbreaks (cold sores, herpes lesions) can be passed from one place to the other. Many people have oral herpes, more than 50% of a random group of people will have antibodies to the virus (indicating some level of infection).

Having oral herpes for most people is no big deal, a cold sore during times of stress or illness is usually little more than an annoyance. Genital herpes can be more complicated and uncomfortable, but there are treatments (see Herpes Fact Sheet for more info). Care should be taken so that oral herpes are not passed to anyone’s genitals.

In general it is not a good idea to have unprotected oral sex while any lesions are present. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can infect your throat, strep like symptoms, and are curable with antibiotics. These can also infect the eye, and though rare, eye infections can have serious consequences, so be careful with fluids.

HIV can be passed through unprotected oral sex, but it is more likely to be passed during unprotected penetrative sex. The infected semen/precum or vaginal fluid must enter the body through a cut or sore in the mouth or esophagus.

The virus is unlikely to be passed from a person’s mouth to another person’s genitals. HPV can be passed during oral sex, but it is rare. HPV has been found on vocal chords. Syphilis can be passed similar to HIV.

Syphilis is curable. Hepatitis A is a risk particularly in oral-anal sex, and people engaging in this unprotected might want to look into getting a Hep A vaccine. Hep A is not a chronic condition like Hep B and C, but can make a person quite sick several weeks.

To reduce the risk of infection during unprotected oral sex, limit exposure to sexual fluids and ensure that no cuts or lesions are present in mouth or on genitals.

Use barrier methods — though many people feel that barrier methods detract from oral sex, they are very effective at preventing STD transmission:
Oral-penile sex: Male condom, no spermicide (kills taste buds), flavored condoms are available.

Oral-vaginal sex: Dental dams (aka Lollys) — can buy them, or you can use non-microwaveable saran wrap, or cut up a latex glove.

Oral-anal sex: Dental dams, non-microwaveable saran wrap, cut up latex glove

Spit or swallow? Limiting exposure to semen reduces risk of infection, so ejaculation away from partner’s body is the safest. That said, the mouth is the place most likely to contract something like HIV, so the conventional wisdom is, “swallow or spit, just don’t let it sit.”

Hope this helps. Good Luck!!!!  (+ info)

can you still get tested for sexually transmitted diseases when you have your period?

i am scared i have herpes or something......i want to know if i do but i have my period.

Yes.  (+ info)

What type of Sexually Transmitted diseases or skin diseases can be acquired through body to body massage?

If your just talking skin to skin there are a few like

Hpv the cause of genital warts


and some more im sure i got those from

http://yourstdhelp.com  (+ info)

Questione for the girls. How are sexually transmitted diseases tested for?

I just want to know how the test is conducted, I've got a basic idea, but want to know if anyone can tell me a bit more about it, and tell me whether it hurts or is unpleasant?

Thanks :)

well for STD's the nurse might swab you in your vagina then i guess they will tell you if you have got something later on.... it doesn't hurt but it is uncomfortable and might feel abit weird.  (+ info)

If sexually transmitted diseases have no symptoms sometimes, how can i be sure i don't have one?

i know everyone is going to say "go to the doctor" but if i don't suspect it, then what? also, if it proves to not be "affecting" me in any way, why would i need medicine? eventually symptoms would occur right?

Get tested. Blood tests will determine. Same with swab tests and such. Just because you're not displaying symptoms, doesn't mean it's not there.

You need to ask yourself: Have you had unprotected sex? If yes, get tested.

If no, keep in mind that you can still catch herpes and genital warts. Tests at sexual health clinics and medical centres are your only choice.

Like you said, they may not have symptoms... I'll add that they may not be noticeable but they may be there.  (+ info)

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