FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does any of this info impact my life?
A: Each year, there are an estimated 357 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis. Your sexual health is important!
Q: Can you get STDs/STIs from oral sex?
A: A:Most STDs/STIs are transmitted through genitalia or bodily fluids. (Genital herpes, HPV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis etc.) Ways to prevent: Get tested, use a condom or a dental dam during oral sex.
Q: Can anal sex lower my risk of spreading STDs than other types of sexual activity?
A: Yes. Anal sex has a higher risk of spreading STDs. The lining of the anus is thin and can easily be damaged, which makes it more vulnerable to infection.
Q: I've had an STD before, can I get it again?
A: Yes. You can have multiple STDs/STIs at the same time. Especially if one has gone untreated.
Q: Can you get STDs/STIs from a toilet seat?
A: Like most STDs/STIs they cannot live long away from the human body.