5 Most Common STDs That Even Condoms Can’t Stop
Condoms are specifically designed to prevent penetration of the semen, which causes unwanted pregnancy, and s*xually transmitted diseases. Unfortunately, Common STDs cannot be prevented by condoms. When used with utmost care, condoms can prevent a number of STDs like HIV, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, Chlamydia, and others.
What Makes a Condom?
The majority of condom manufacturers are fairly forthcoming when it comes to informing you the materials used in making condoms. They include latex, lambskin, polyurethane, or non-latex natural rubber. Other chemicals are added during the manufacturing process but most companies don’t mention it on their packages or websites. Some condoms contain spermicide and chemicals like parabens, glycerin, and benzocaine. Yet it appears that condom manufacturers are more likely to indicate that their packages are made of recyclable materials rather than what are the main components of the condom.
When Condom Fails
Condoms blow leading to unwanted pregnancies and the spread of s*xually transmitted diseases. But you can contract some STDs which are spread through the skin and cannot be stopped by condom use. Regardless of whether you practice safe $ex, it is important to get regularly tested if you are *exually active. This particularly applies if you have more than one $exual partner. Some STDs can significantly impact your health if untreated. Let’s look at some common diseases that can infect you even if you use condoms regularly.
This is spread by two types of viruses. They include herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2. If you have $exual contacts with someone who has herpes sore, chances are that your skin will come into contact with its fluids even if you use a condom. Herpes lesions are usually found on part of the pelvis or groin which condoms don’t cover. Health experts recommend abstinence if you have visible signs of herpes. However, herpes can still be spread even if you don’t have any visible signs. Condoms cannot sufficiently protect you against genital herpes or herpes type 2. Recently, it has been discovered that oral herpes can be spread through $exual contact. At an advanced stage, chances of contracting genital herpes are high when there are visible symptoms. You are less likely to contract genital herpes if there are no visible signs.