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IF I CAN NOT ABSTAIN FROM SEX, WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO PREVENT ME FROM CONTACTING STD

In Topics: Teen sexuality and dating
> 60 days ago

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Boys Town National Hotline
Feb 28, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

First of all you are making a choice to be sexually active or not be be sexually active. It is not that you can not abstain, it's that you have chosen not to.

There is no 100% guaranteed method to prevent you from contracting a STD if you are sexually active. The risk also increases if you have multiple partners. However, you can greatly reduce the risk of transmitting a STD by the use of condoms. For the most accurate information, please make an appointment with your medical doctor or your OB-GYN if you are female.

If you have further questions, please call or e-mail our Hotline. We are here 24 hours, 7 days a week. Take care and best wishes to you!

Sincerely,

Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
1-800-488-3000
hotline@boystown.org



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Boys Town National Hotline
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What the Expert Says:

First of all you are making a choice to be sexually active or not be be sexually active. It is not that you can not abstain, it's that you have chosen not to.

There is no 100% guaranteed method to prevent you from contracting a STD if you are sexually active. The risk also increases if you have multiple partners. However, you can greatly reduce the risk of transmitting a STD by the use of condoms. For the most accurate information, please make an appointment with your medical doctor or your OB-GYN if you are female.

If you have further questions, please call or e-mail our Hotline. We are here 24 hours, 7 days a week. Take care and best wishes to you!

Sincerely,

Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
1-800-488-3000
hotline@boystown.org



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Karenmom
Karenmom writes:
Hi,

You should arrange an appointment and visit your physician for an exam and discuss these issues.  Your doctor will be able to address this question professionally and together you can discuss what steps you need to take to insure your safety and health concerns.

Best wishes!
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BigSis
BigSis writes:
Hi,

I think it's definitely important to know that Sexually Transmitted Diseases range from curable STDs such as Chlamydia, to incurable diseases such as Herpes and HIV. By making the choice to be sexually active, you risk exposing yourself to different STDs.

Since you're sexually active, get tested and have your partner tested to make sure you are both clean. Be sure to use condoms and a second method of contraception to hopefully prevent pregnancy. If you are not in a monogamous relationship, you might want to consider being in a relationship where you can trust your partner to care about not only your feelings, but your health as well. One night stands and having too many "lovers" can cause you to lose sight in who's who and increases your chances of catching an STD.

Be responsible with your actions and choices and remember that no other method is 100% effective as abstinence. Don't let others pressure you to do something you don't want to do. Lovers come and go, and you are the ONLY person who can take care and love yourself for the rest of your life. Don't let a fling affect your future.

Good luck.

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kemmeye
kemmeye writes:
you can always use a condom which is the best option in this situation
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