What You Need to Know About Sexual Health

What You Need to Know About Sexual Health

Posted by Kenny Condom on Aug 03, 2015

As a trusted condom supplier in Australia, CondomSales strives to educate Australians about condoms and sexual health without being “preachy” or recommending abstinence. We think sex is great, no matter what floats your boat. But we also know that there are a lot of STI’s out there and the best way to keep from getting them is to always wear a condom when having sex.

What are STI’s?

STI Prevention

STI’s are Sexually Transmitted Infections. They can include HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhoea, hepatitis, scabies, pubic lice, genital warts and chlamydia. Most can be transmitted during vaginal, oral or anal sex.

Men can pass STI’s to women. Women can pass STI’s to men. Women can pass STI’s to women. Men can pass STI’s to men. It doesn’t matter who you love or how you show it. Using condoms is the most reliable way to have sex and not catch an STI or pass an STI along to your partner.

Are STI’s Curable?

Some STI’s are cured with antibiotics. Some aren’t curable but can be managed through drugs. Some go into remission for long periods of time and then come back.

How do I know if I have an STI?

Some STI’s have symptoms. Some don’t. The only way to know for sure is to get tested by a medical professional.

Some Statistics about STI’s

In 2007-2008, out of 100,000 Australians, young females had 1,399 cases of STI’s compared to only 706 for young males. That’s nearly twice as many young females as young males.

Among young people, chlamydia was the most common STI, with 36,683 cases or 945 per 100,000 young people. That accounted for 90% of documented STI’s. From 1994 to 2011, chlamydia increased sixfold to 80,000 cases, making it the most common STI by far.

Rates of gonorrhoea have increased in the last ten years, but these STI’s have actually gone down: Hepatitis A, B, C and syphilis.

Stay Safe

The best way to protect yourself is to always use a condom when having sex. Feel free to browse our site. Contact us if you have any questions.