Pregnancy is not the only thing to be concerned about after having sex. STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are common. An estimated 20 million new sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections happen each year, half among young people ages 15-24. Most people have little knowledge of these diseases. The number of infected people is constantly increasing. And most of these people don’t even know that they are carriers. Some of these diseases can be treated with antibiotics, others cannot and will remain with you the rest of your life. And some are quite deadly. All have consequences that no one wants.
The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Even when a woman has symptoms, they can be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. You are at risk every time you have sex. The best way to avoid contracting an STD is to abstain from sexual activity or be in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.