Regardless of how careful you are, you will always run the risk of becoming infected with STDs or STIs from sexual intercourse, especially if you have multiple partners. Whether you are an escort or a client, it’s thus vital to use a condom to prevent the spread STDs. Typically, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are spread through sexual intercourse (either vaginal, oral, or anal), sharing a needle with someone who is infected, or by putting your hands, mouth, or genitals on the sores or genitals of an infected person. Although many escort agencies always have their escort tested every three months, it’s a smart idea to be aware of some of the infections you are exposed to, to truly protect yourself.
Common sexually transmitted diseases/infections include:
• Chlamydia: Usually symptomless, this disease can be transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sexual intercourse. It’s curable and causes no terminal damage.
• Chancroid: Transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, Chancroid causes lesions and bumps to break all over the nether region.
• Crabs (Pubic Lice): These are body lice living within the genital area. Attaching themselves to the skin or pubic hair, these parasitic insects bite the host, leaving behind a trail of red, itchy bumps.
• Molluscum Contagiosum: It’s a skin disease that causes a break out of bumps and lesions through the entire body. Although curable, it’s very contagious.
• Syphilis: Syphilis attacks the central nervous system, internal organs, and joints. Highly likely to cause dementia, this disease is possible to manage through treatment, but it’s incurable.
• Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is usually characterized by mild symptoms of discomfort and abnormal discharge. When treated, it’s relatively innocuous, but can cause severe damage to the reproductive system and joints.
• HIV/AIDS: Transmitted through the exchange of body fluids, including semen, saliva, blood, pre-ejaculatory fluids, and breast milk, HIV/AIDs is an incurable illness. Besides abstinence, the other way you can avoid HIV/AIDS transmission is through proper use of a condom.
• Other STDs include Trichomoniasis (Trich), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis B, Genital herpes, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Genital warts, Scabies, among others.
Facts about STDs
Unless you abstain from sex, no method guarantees 100% prevention from STDs. However, vaccines for Hepatitis B and HPV and the use of latex condoms can significantly minimize the risk of contracting an STD. Above all, routine testing for all escorts and individuals is so important. By knowing your status, you’ll seek treatment and take precautions to prevent further spread of the infection.
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