STIs and Sexual Health
Being alive and engaging in the world around us involves risk, whether we drive a car, eat at a restaurant, or have contact with someone who might have a cold. Being sexual with someone also carries risks—including the risk contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or even a simple cold. Being sexual also can provide many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, including physical fitness, emotional bonding, and a feeling of spiritual connection. Understanding how to prevent STIs is an important part of being sexually health and enjoying the benefits of sexual activity.
Promoting sexual health and STI prevention is relevant any time, but there are specific observations recognized where this content is even more relevant. These include:
- STI Awareness Month (April)
- World Sexual Health Day (September 4)
- Sexual Health Month (September)
- Herpes Awareness Day (October 13)
#Trich is one of the most common curable STIs in the U.S. and affects more than 2 million people each year! Take charge of your sexual health, get the facts about trich and other STIs, and talk with your health care provider. https://bit.ly/Trichomoniasis #ISpeakSexHealth
April is STI Awareness Month
You can download individual images using the links below and copy the messages.
The Retro Quiz Series
This series of posts would be great to share during STI Awareness Month in April. They point to more information on several STIs. If you’re not sure of any of the answers, just click the link in the post—you’ll find the answer there.