Gonorrhoea and Other Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections
As Covid-19 lockdown confined us to our homes, many single people were starving to have sex. They are certainly counting their days out of lockdown and getting to mingle with the other singletons, and perhaps, have lots and lots of sex.
However, such a desperate attempt at having as much sex as possible may also lead to some different sexually transmitted infections (STI) and diseases like Gonorrhoea and others. So, in this article below, we discuss the most common sexually transmitted infections that you should be careful of in your post-lockdown sex bonanza.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
STIs are usually infections that transmit from one to another during sex or any other intimate contacts. They can affect both men and women but can be easily avoided with the use of condoms.
But first, let’s find out the most common sexually transmitted infections among humans from below.
Chlamydia is a bacteria-caused infection that causes a burning feeling among men while urinating. On women, it may affect the cervix and pelvic. This type of STI is usually treated with antibiotics.
Another bacterial infection, Gonorrhoea can not only infect the genital area but also can spread to the rectum or throat. It often makes men discharge unintentionally through the penis. For women, it comes with the risk of more serious pelvic infection. Gonorrhoea spreads mainly through sexual contacts.
Genital herpes, while a very common infection, usually doesn’t cause too many health issues - either in men or women. It does transmit through sexual contacts though and can show symptoms like sore genital area or skin blisters. Herpes outbreak can be a recurrent issue among infected people.
Aside from the above-mentioned STIs, there are also some other sexually transmitted infections such as Syphilis, genital warts, scabies, etc. Even hepatitis B can be considered an STI.