The tendency to be careless especially when young is quite high during festive period/weekends. Several parties are organized during this period and after consumption of alcohol, people tend to loosen up, the urge to have sex tends to increase and people are less careful. Casual sex is rife under such conditions which could result in sexually transmitted diseases (STD); one of the commonest sexually transmitted diseases is gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea is one of the commonest sexually transmitted diseases affecting both men and women in the 15 to 24 years age bracket. It is the result, in most cases, of sexual indiscipline; it responds easily to treatment but if untreated can cause a lot of complications.
The health tips of today are meant to remind ourselves of how to prevent us from contracting gonorrhea THROUGH CASUAL SEX.
1. Be aware of the diseases
The best way to prevent a disease is to be aware of the disease, know what causes the disease, how it spreads and how you can be at risk of getting the disease. All you need is the elementary information, especially what puts you at risk and how to reduce or avoid the risk.
The best way to avoid any sexually transmitted disease including gonorrhea is to abstain from sex. Now, this may not be easy for a young person with very “hot” blood; but surviving in this difficult world of today requires self- discipline.
Engaging in sex very early in life is very unnecessary, if one is lucky you can have almost fifty years of very active sex life, why the hurry then?
The tendency to have casual sex among the young is very high and that increases the risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease; ditto when you have sex with several partners during the same period. The young can have sex with several persons on the same day; the more people you have sex with, the higher the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
4. Use of Condom
If you must engage in casual sex, then use a condom. Learn how to use a condom properly and you must not use a condom more than once; for each act, a fresh condom must be used.
5. Respond immediately to disease suspicion.
Immediate response to disease suspicion by seeking medical advice is one way of preventing STDs. If you feel any irritation when passing urine or any painful swelling in your groin, see the doctor. Ditto if you notice any blisters in your private part. This is secondary prevention.
6. Inform your partner of condition
If you suspect gonorrhea or the infection is confirmed, you must inform your partner so that she/he can be treated as well. It might be difficult but you must tell.