10 Common STDs You Should Know About

What Is STDs?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are transmitted through anal, oral, and vaginal sex. Intimate physical contact, such as vigorous petting, can also spread them, though this is less usual.

Sometimes STDs only create minor symptoms, or they don’t cause any at all. Therefore, it is possible to get infected without realizing it. For this reason, if you are having sex, it is crucial that you get tested for STDs. If your test results indicate that you have an STD, be aware that some can be completely cured and that all can be treated with medication.

Dozens of STDs exist. Sexual contact is the primary way that several STDs, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, are transmitted. While there are other diseases that can be transmitted sexually, such as Zika, Ebola [1], and mpox, these are typically spread through other means.