With the increase in the rate of sexually transmitted diseases, women are opening up on their own fears while emphasizing the importance of using condoms and getting tested.
Gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have reached a new record for the fourth consecutive year, with almost 2.3 million cases diagnosed in the United States in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
These ETS are It is easily transmitted during sexual intercourse if condoms are not used or are not used correctly, and some of the women who shared their stories with Seventeen.com admitted that they did not use adequate protection during their connections.
Shocker: women are opening up to be diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases
Gauri, 22, recalled how he made the mistake of not using a condom when he had sex with a famous comedian who had contacted social networks.
"A month later, I received a routine STD test and voila … my results were positive for chlamydia," he said, noting that he had no symptoms.
According to the CDC, most people who have chlamydia have no symptoms, and if they do, they may not appear until several weeks after having sex with an infected partner.
When Gauri called the comedian to inform him of the results of his test, he revealed that he had had a burning sensation in the penis during the last week.
"I determined, using deductive reasoning, that it had been the infector, not the infected one." Wow, "he said, adding that they had stopped talking after that.
Chlamydia is curable with antibiotics, but things only got worse for Gauri after his conservative Indian father, who turns out to be a gynecologist, found his recipe.
"It was the most horrible moment of my life," he admitted.
Ashley, 21, was diagnosed with genital herpes after her boyfriend had oral sex the day before she developed cold sores.
He noted the pain and itching he experienced "down there" from the burn by the shaver and the use of tight tights, but it did not go away.
Both HSV-1 (oral herpes) and HSV-2 (genital herpes) can cause genital herpes, and a few days later he realized what had happened.
Although he is unlikely to experience outbreaks in the future, he could not help but point out that he would not have had to go through what he did if someone had taught him how to spread.
"I determined, using deductive reasoning, that it had been the infector, not the infected one.
Sex education is only a requirement of the law in 13 states and previous studies have found that even for those who regularly consult a primary care physician, their doctors often forget to ask about sexual activity and health.
Without improvements in education and sexual health care, there have been massive waves of STDs.
Jesse, 22, admitted that he had no idea that he had gonorrhea when he suffered from "throbbing" cramps during his period.
She was watching television with her roommates one night when she felt a "big push and the blood was literally everywhere".
Jesse went to the hospital and was told he was fine, but then he went to Planned Parenthood to get tested because he still felt pain.
She ended up being diagnosed with gonorrhea and had to wait a full week to receive an injection in the back and take antibiotics.
Yikes: gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have reached a record for the fourth consecutive year, with almost 2.3 million cases diagnosed in the United States in 2017
"I learned my lesson: now, I always use a condom," he said.
Alexa, 22, decided to have an STD test after having sex with a man she thought had several partners, but it was her best friend who ended up testing positive.
She explained that her school was offering free STD tests to students at that time, and her friend decided one in support of her.
However, while Alexa received a certificate of good health, her friend was surprised to learn that she had an STD.
& # 39; Learned my lesson: now I ALWAYS use a condom
"Fortunately, he also got tested, because who knows when we would have discovered that his man was sleeping," said Alexa.
One of the strangest stories came from Sam, 22, who was talking to a guy who received a text message warning him that he might have a sexually transmitted disease.
"An anonymous person wanted to tell you that she tested positive for an STD and suggests that you get tested as well," she read the message, which caught and sent a text message to Sam, believing it was hers.
They both made appointments to get tested, but Sam's gynecologist thought it was likely that the text message his partner had received from freestdcheck.org was a hoax.
When they received the results of the tests, they both knew they were free of STDs.
"I could not understand the fact that this kind of thing existed, could not it be so easy for someone to simply write a number and shamelessly inform a partner that they tested positive for an STD," she said.