We had fun, as usual, making the latest episode of our podcast. We tried to take a listeners advice and not be too serious. We are silly bitches most of the time but for some topics we can’t help being serious, especially if it’s important like practicing safe sex or getting tested for STDs or STIs. That stuff is very serious. If you are in the USA, check out these links and phone numbers for more info on testing. Be safe out there and get your junk tested! Here are some interesting facts from the cdc.gov website. Scroll down for info on getting tested.
Risks for Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it. You can get genital herpes from an infected partner, even if your partner has no herpes symptoms. There is no cure for herpes, but medication is available to reduce symptoms and make it less likely that you will spread herpes to a sex partner.
More information: http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm
Risks for Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV is so common that most sexually active people get it at some point in their lives. Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV, even if you have had sex with only one person. In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer. HPV is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). You can pass HPV to others without knowing it.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention