Controversial Causes of STIs and STDs
 

One of the predisposing factors to contracting STIs is engaging in unprotected sex with an infected partner. But some STIs, as you will come to learn, are passed through other means.

Let’s go through some controversial causes of STIs and STDs.

 

When a Man gives a woman a Handjob

 

Men can contract STIs while arousing their mates by issuing a handjob.A male will handjob a female to arouse them or as part of their foreplay, making the woman to release genital secretions.

STIs lead to the discharge of infectious secretions. When a man comes into contact with these secretions, they can contract an STI if they have open injuries or touch themselves.

General risk

Handjobs are linked to low rates of STI transmissions. But you could contract an STI when giving a handjob because you come into direct contact with semen and other vaginal fluids.

Prevention Measures

  • If your partner is infected, let her put on a female condom when you are giving her a handjob.
  • Keep your hand clean before and after the handjob by washing with soap.

 

When a Woman Gives a Man a Hand Job

 

Men should know that you can contract an STI either way— whether they are giving or receiving a handjob.

Your partner will infect you through her hands. The human papillomavirus transmission can be from the palms to the genitals.

General Risk

Choosing a handjob as a way to have your scrotum and the penis stimulated is not safe.

If your partner has an STI, they can put you at risk when they give you a handjob. If your partner touches her genitals before the handjob, she can easily pass it to you as she has already come into contact with her genital discharge.

Note that coming into contact with the genital discharge exposes you to the highest risk of contracting diseases. It is one of the causes of STIs and STDs.

Prevention Measures

  • If you prefer manual stimulation and you don’t want to contract HPV, always ask your partner to clean her hands before the act.
  • You can also ask your partner to use one hand to touch her genitals if she needs, without alternating with the other.
  • It's always advisable to know your partner's STI status to avoid taking chances.

 

When a Man Receives an Oral Sexual Stimulation

 

Sexually transmitted infections can as well spread through the mouth; either you are giving or receiving oral sex.

Therefore, you can contract an STI through oral sex. STIs spread through the mouth include;

•    Gonorrhea

•    Chlamydia

•    Syphilis

•    HPV

•    Herpes

General Risk

If your partner has an STI, it can spread to the mouth and throat, causing her to have sores.

Thus, when she gives you an oral penile stimulation, she deposits bacteria from that infection on to your penis.

This bacteria deposit increases the probability of contracting an STI when receiving oral sexual stimulation.

Prevention Measures

  • If you have one partner and you prefer receiving oral sex for stimulation, let her get tested, receive treatment for any STI. By this, you keep yourself safe.
  • You can also use a barrier like a condom to avoid contracting an STI.

 

When a Man Gives an Oral Sexual Stimulation

 

Remember that STIs spreads whether one is having vaginal or anal sex.

You can contact the following STIs from your partner's genitals while performing an oral sexual stimulation;

•    HPV

•    Gonorrhea

•    Herpes

•    Chlamydia

•    Syphilis

General Risk

It's is easy to contract an STI from a partner who is infected during oral sex. It is one of the less discussed causes for STIs. These infections can quickly spread to your mouth and throat.

Prevention Measures

  • You can control the risk of contracting an STI by applying the barrier method. This method involves using a dental dam over your partner's sexual organ.

 

When You Get to Finger, a Woman

 

When you finger a woman, you come into direct contact with her genitals discharge.

Coming into contact with this genital discharge on your hands can make you contract an STI.

General Risk

Fingering is thought to have a low risk of spreading STIs. But a man could still contract HPV by fingering an infected woman—if you touch her genitals and touch yours.

You expose yourself to HPV if you finger with a hand that has open wounds. It is one of the unknown causes of STIs and STDs.

Preventive Measures

  • Ensure you clean your hands thoroughly before and after you finger your partner.
  • If your partner has visible sores at her vagina or anus, you might consider doing away with the activity to avoid getting infected.

 

Penetrative Sex

 

Penetrative sex either be penile-vaginal or penile-anal sex.

During penetrative sex, there is a direct exchange of body fluids and genital discharge. There is also constant skin-to-skin contact.

Thus, it shows that one can contract an STI through penetrative sex. STIs that are transmitted through body fluids include;

•    Herpes

•    Syphilis

•    HPV

•    Chlamydia

•     Gonorrhea

General Risks

Engaging in any penetrative sex without having any barriers for protection is one of the causes of STIs and STDs.

Prevention Measures

You should use a barrier method during penetrative sex to avoid contracting STIs.

 

Whatare the symptoms of an STI?

 

•    Pain when urinating or having sex

•    Having itchy and burning effect when urinating

•    Discolored pelvic discharge

•    Blisters and sores attack genitals and anus

•    Urinating many times

 

Causes for STIs: How to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections

 

Taking a full test screening is always a sure way to get tested for STIs. For a thorough screening the physician will require you to;

•    Give out a urine sample

•    Allow a swab on the genitals

•    Take a blood test

Through testing, you can learn the causes of STIs and STDs and get medical assistance.

 

Final Words
 

Always visit a physician when you have an abnormal discharge, experience, or odor on your genitals other than we have discussed. Remember the safest way to avoid STIs transmission is by always practicing safe sex.