Young people are adventurous, but if it puts you at risk, then it is not worth it! Risky behaviours such as drug use, excess alcohol consumption, multiple sex partners, dating older men/women and marathon sex parties like (Vuzu, Orgies, White party etc.) among others increase your chances of contracting HIV or STIs or becoming pregnant. You can still be popular, cool and trendy without engaging in practices that put your health and life in danger.
In many countries, the practice of dating older men or women has different names e.g. Sponsor, Blesser, Sugar Daddy/Mummy, and Aristo among others. While these kind of relationships can get you expensive gifts, all expense paid trips to nice places, fancy shoes, bags, clothes and more you must remember
They are also called Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). These are infections that are spread through sex (oral, vaginal or anal). They include:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
and many others.
This is a lot of STiS in one day and it means anyone and everyone can get infected if they do not protect themselves.
While some of these infections can be cured, others like Hepatitis B and C, Herpes, HPV and HIV cannot be cured.
Many STIs can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth
A person can have an STI without knowing. However, if you notice the following: smelly discharge from your vagina, pain or discomfort when peeing for men/women, abdominal pain and itching, please visit the nearest Healthcentre immediately. If you test positive for an STI, encourage your partner to also get tested and treated to avoid re-infection.
Safer sex, safer future – you owe it to yourself and the future to live responsibly. It doesn’t matter what fancy name they call it, if it makes you feel uncomfortable then don’t do it.
If STiS are left untreated, they can increase your risk of getting infected with HIV. Don’t delay in treating them