There are many dangers lurking in homosexuals’ lifestyle. Since the act of homosexuality entails deriving pleasure from a same-sex partner, the risks are double to normal sex.
For instance, anal sex tends to damage inner tissues irrespective of the lubrication used.
The anus contains fragile tissue membranes which are easily torn thus creating a way for STDs and STIs infections.
Here is a list of the top sexually transmitted infections homosexuals need to worry about. They include;
This is one of the most common STD caused by trachomatis. It normally occurs in women reproductive system. Initially, the condition does not display serious complications. However, with time, it may lead to more severe health complications for instance infertile. This diseases can be transmitted through anal penetration oral or vaginal sex. Those homosexuals who are highly sexually active are at the biggest risk of contracting the disease. In addition, having more multiple sexual partners can contribute to this. Gays are more prone to Chlamydia as compared to females.
This kind of infection is caused by bacteria intestinalis. One can get the infection through oral or anal sexual intercourse with an infected person. It also mostly affects male homosexuals just like chlamydia.
Another sexually transmitted disease homosexuals need to worry about is AIDS. Individuals who are sexually active with many partners are at a higher risk of contracting the disease. The virus causing AIDS can also be transmitted in anal tissues just like the vagina fluids. The anal rectum is composed of membranes which easily absorbs HIV into the body. So do be fooled to think homosexuals cannot get the infection.
This kind of an infection affected male testicles. It is also common to male homosexuals within the ages of 20-35 years. Just like other STIs, the disease is mainly transmitted through sexual intercourse with an infected person. It causes pain in the testicles and a swollen scrotum. There is also pain where passing urine or even when ejaculating.
The disease is caused by a bacterium. The common sign is sores on the mouth and genital areas. Despite the sores being painless, they tend to be very infectious.
Homosexuals are also at risk of contracting the Hepatitis A infection. This condition can be transmitted through oral or anal sex.
This kind of infection also affects the homosexuals. It is caused by a virus known as HSV which brings about blisters and sores. One can get the infection after coming into the skin to skin contact with an already infected partner. The bad news is that herpes infection has no cure. It can, however, be managed with some drugs and natural remedies.
This is another growing STI infection homosexuals needs to worry about. It usually causes genital lumps in lesbians. The genital lumps are mostly painful and on severe cases may cause bleeding. This condition is mostly transmitted through skin contact. This means you must not have sexual intercourse to get it. In addition, condoms do not offer the ultimate solution as you can still be infected.
You can read more about these STDs in the CDC’s report here.
Additional credit goes to PhalloGauge Medical PDMP Center of Excellence.