7 Gross Facts About STDs That You Need To Know

Nobody wants to get a sexually transmitted disease, but sometimes it happens. Actually, one in two teenagers will probably contract a STD by the time they turn 25-years-old. So, if you happen to get one, even though the stigma is real, know that you are definitely not alone. Finding out that you have an STD is scary, but most can be manageable as long as you go to the gynecologist and get treated. And remember, not to sound like your teacher, but if you are sexually active, the only way to avoid getting a STD is to make sure you and your partner are tested often. 

Except…. I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but sex isn’t the only way you can contract an STD. There are some weird ways you can get sexually transmitted diseases that might freak you out… and while some of these don’t happen often, it’s still important to know about them so that you can avoid them. It’s also important to know the difference between STD facts and myths – for example, there’s a common belief that you can catch a sexually transmitted disease from a toilet seat, but that’s not true. What is true? Check out these kind of gross/kind of scary facts about STDs that you need to know whether you’re having sex or not.

Did you know any of these facts? Which one was the most surprising? Tell us in the comments!

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