The majority of us think that condoms can help protect you from STDs and infections. STDs are sexually transmitted diseases.
And while they greatly lower the risk of those infections, they don’t completely rule all STDs out.
Here are some that you need to be worried about even if you, or your partner, straps a condom on.
Genital herpes is a viral STD that typically results in sores or lesions on the genitals, anus, or upper thighs.
So even if the genitals are covered with a condom, there are more ways you can contract this disease.
A case of either HSV-1 or HSV-2 is called genital herpes when it affects the genitals or the genital area. Since lesions or sores can occur on parts of the genital region that is exposed during condom use, it can be spread from partner to partner.
Yes, syphilis is still around. Syphilis is a highly contagious bacterial infection that spreads through sexual contact, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex.
Syphilis sores occur at the infection site and can be contracted by a partner via skin-to-skin contact regardless of condom use.