When it comes to your sexual health, STD prevention tops the list. After all, you don’t want to be a man with a sexually transmitted disease, right?
Before you engage in risky behavior, there are some things you need to know about STD prevention. It will help make STD prevention better and easier.
In honor of Men’s Health Month, check out a few ways to protect your sexual health and the sexual health of your partner.
Basic Sexual Health for Men’s Health Month
Get STD testing.
There is no shame in STD prevention. In fact, the person you’re having sex with appreciates it. You should encourage them to do the same for their sexual health. STD testing lets you know what STD you have if any so you can be treated for it.
Always use protection.
If you don’t have condoms available, abstain from having sex. The last thing you want to do is wind up with a disease or passing an STD to someone you care about.
Learn the signs and symptoms of STDs.
If something doesn’t look or feel right, protect your sexual health by getting tested. STD prevention is an important part of being a healthy, sexual adult. By knowing what to look for, you reduce the risk of someone else getting a sexually transmitted disease.
Multiple sexual partners pose a greater risk for STDs. STD prevention starts with you. If you don’t practice monogamy and are in a committed relationship where both partners have been tested, you could very well be taking a risk that you’ll live to regret.
You should be taking every measure possible to ensure STD prevention and to guarantee good sexual health for yourself and others. By following the list of tips above, you, too, can remain free of STDs. It’s an important part of your physical and emotional health as well as your overall well-being.