Sexually transmitted diseases STDs — or sexually transmitted infections STIs — are generally acquired by sexual contact. The organisms bacteria, viruses or parasites that cause sexually transmitted diseases may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Sometimes these infections can be transmitted nonsexually, such as from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or through blood transfusions or shared needles. STDs don't always cause symptoms. It's possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from people who seem perfectly healthy and may not even know they have an infection. Sexually transmitted diseases STDs or sexually transmitted infections STIs can have a range of signs and symptoms, including no symptoms.
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Signs and Symptoms of Common STDs in Men
5 ways to spark sexual desire
Positive sexual anticipation is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs you will ever come across. Negative sexual anticipation is also as powerful and will zap any sexual spark in a nanosecond. So, this seemingly insignificant thing called sexual desire can make or break good sex. In fact, the number one reason long-term couples in North America stop having sex is a lack of sexual desire.
Many men are quick to assume that if they had a sexually transmitted disease STD , they would know it. While most STDs do cause symptoms, many are easily mistaken for other conditions. In some cases, there are no symptoms at all. Understanding the risks and knowing the signs and symptoms of common STDs in men is crucial for any man who is sexually active. Chlamydia is a bacterial STD that is transmitted during anal, oral, or vaginal sex with someone who is infected with chlamydia.