Advice on Relationships and Sexual Health
Dating is an important part of life to help you find your life partner. There are many dating books and sites that offer advice on how to turn your date into a relationship. Maintaining healthy relationships is important since it will determine your overall happiness. It is crucial that you cut off relationships that make you unhappy, anxious or feel unsafe. It helps to get help from professional or trusted individuals when you are experiencing problems in your relationship. Additionally, you can use the internet to identify organizations that can be of help to your situation.
Sexually transmitted diseases rates have increased over the years and the most common STDs include HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and Chlamydia. It is important to educate yourself on the effects of STIs especially if you are sexually active. If used correctly, condoms can protect you from getting STIs. All STIs are treatable but not all are curable and treated STIs can have severe effects on your general health. Also, not all STIs have symptoms that show easily and your partner may be infected without you knowing. It is therefore important that you practice safe sex by using condoms which are readily available in family planning clinic, supermarkets, chemists as well as online stores. In cases where there is condom failure or you have unprotected sex with someone that has STI, it is vital that you get tested. Regular tests are also important to ensure that any STI is detected early.
Pregnancy in most cases can be caused when you are trying to conceive with your partner, when you engage in unprotected sex or due to contraception failure. Support system is important and especially if you are pregnant at a young age and you have no idea how to be a parent, besides, there are multiple organizations and websites that can be of great help and guide you through the pregnancy. If you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage, you should visit the nearest hospital and get support from organizations that deal with such cases.
Problems in your relationship may be linked to poor contraceptive choices which may affect your sexual and physical health. With pills, condoms, injections and natural birth options, you have to select a method that is healthy and effective in ensuring safe sex. They all have their pros and cons and it is important that you talk to your doctor to get recommendations on the best family planning method.
Drinking alcohol can impair your judgment and you are likely to make the wrong decision concerning your sexual health. Alcohol can make you have a good time, but it can also lead to unwanted pregnancies and STIs if you are not careful.