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STDs have played a starring role in many films, and not just to encourage STD testing. Here are four to watch out for. STDs are a subject that most people find it hard to talk about, but they crop up surprisingly often in film. Sometimes they are used in a comical fashion as an embarrassing mishap that happens to one of the main characters, sometimes a character's struggle against a disease forms the basis for a serious drama. But however they subject is tackled, STDs on film invariably raise awareness and promote discussion about the issues at hand - and anything that encourages sexual health and STD testing can only be a good thing!
With sexually transmitted diseases more common than they have ever been before, raising awareness both about the risks of unprotected sex and the STD testing options that are available has never been more important. Throughout the year, there are calendar dates devoted to various aspects of sexual health. Find out which dates you should be marking down in your diary for 2010.
During the shows six year history all of the female stars of Sex and the City, bar Carrie, received an STD scare at some point in the show's six seasons. So what can we learn from these scares and how will they can help us to prepare for an upcoming STD panel test.
The more common STDs are well known, but sometimes an STD test will produce a truly unusual result. Like one of these five rare STDs... Anyone with a passing knowledge of STDs will be aware of some of the more common infections - gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and so on. If you go for an STD test, these are amongst the most likely diseases that could be found, but they are by no means the only ones - there are many rare infections that may not occur as often, but can be just as dangerous. Some of them were once common, but have been driven back by improvements in medical knowledge, whereas others used to be rare, but are becoming increasingly common for one reason or another.
Alarmed by the thought of taking an STD test? Just be thankful you aren't going to experience the mercury treatment! Learn more with this brief history of STD treatment. For as long as human beings have existed, they've had to deal with Sexually Transmitted Diseases, or STDs. Nowadays, we are fortunate that many of the most common STDs are easily treatable, contraception is reliable, and that diagnosis has become very accurate. But back in the day, when there was no reliable STD test for most diseases and even less chance of getting an effective preventative or a cure, catching an STD could be a very serious business indeed...
Do you remember the Sex and the City episode where Miranda learns that she has Chlamydia? After receiving the results from her STD panel she has the rather arduous task of phoning all her ex-lovers and informing them that she has the silent disease. If, for some unfortunate reason, you find yourself in Miranda's position here are some easier ways in which you can break the news to your nearest, dearest, and those that you'd rather never speak to again...
Whilst there are numerous pills and remedies available to treat the discomfort associated with STDs, some people prefer a more homeopathic approach. Pagans, Wiccans and aroma therapists alike are all convinced that STDs can be treated with herbs. I read up on the net about some of the alternative treatments out there and this is what I found.
Expert Author: John Smi
Let's face it. Sex is a fact of life. But today's increasing sexual liberation and tolerance have resulted in unconventional practices and encouraged sexual orientations that were once considered taboo to be accepted by quite a number of people. Without passing judgement to those individuals who prefer to experiment in their sexual affairs, this liberal attitude and behavior could lead to serious consequences if parameters to a pleasurable and safe sexual activities are not observed and met. The same is also true with the general public who lacks proper understanding and appreciation of sexual health issues and standards which could lead to neglect of their partners' sexual rights.
Expert Author: John Smi
Whether we admit or not, we are living in a sexually permissive society. We see it everyday. Take a look at the music videos of popular artists with provocative suggestions of sex, as well as films touted to be artistically produced and directed. Even advertising makes use of subliminal messages of seduction to promote their products. There is really nothing wrong with sex if it's done safely and responsibly.
Expert Author: Jill Smi
In this day of premarital sex and kids growing up sexually liberated, it is important that we understand some of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). One of these disease is syphilis. It takes first prize for the top ten most commonly acquired STDs. But what do we really know about syphilis?
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