The 100 % fool-proof way of avoiding STI is abstinence. That completely avoids sex
- Practise safer sex that makes it difficult to contract or pass on an infection. You can make love without penetration or alternatively practice using condoms at all sexual encounters to get dual protection. Avoid vaginal or anal sex if you have cuts or sores around your genitals. Avoid oral sex if there are ulcers or blisters around mouth.
- If an STI is not treated, it may cause life time damage to your and your partner’s health. Men can face pain and swelling in the testicles and penis. It may also impact fertility. Women can suffer from pelvic pain and damage to the fallopian tube that carries egg from ovary to the uterus.
- A pregnant woman with untreated STIs can pass this on to her baby either in uterus or at the time of birth.
So follow safe sex practices at all times