Adolescent Sexuality: Teenagers Sexuality Guide

Sexual Diseases

Articles / Sexual Health
Date: Feb 05, 2007 - 06:50 AM

By Jonatas Dornelles
Anthropologist

Broadly, there’s been major information breakdown pertained to the origin of sexual diseases (or sexually transmitted diseases). Most folks out there seemed puzzled as to how such disease contraction occurs; about prevention approach and which procedure would suit them better. Most often these diseases come explained by popular belief, quite widespread amongst us, as in if she is “tidy and family tied up” she would never get the claps, and couldn’t public toilets spell fearful sources of infections? Why so many people who still know so little about sexual infections?



The reason is straightforward. Throughout history of humankind, in several societies, venereal diseases have been considered such a forbidden issue about which is tough to talk openly. The reason means plain simple, since these malaises come latched on an even bigger taboo as ‘sex’. As they’d give away that some form of sexual activity took place.

In many societies having sex under certain conditions (as in having sexual affair out of marriage), gets symbolically interpreted as somewhat naughty, risky and bold. Figure out if any kind of transmition ensues, then what? Social stigmatization upon those involved will manifold that’s for sure.

In other words, in order to contract any of them diseases, in most cases, thorough physical intimacy with someone else is needed.

If someone doesn’t feel comfortable to talk about sex, tends to find hard if having to disclose it.  Even those who stand on higher ground regarding their sexuality, often try to down play it. They think that “decent people” don’t get sexual diseases.

Moreover, who hasn’t heard some creepy urban legend about such appals. Most of which stem from times treatment wise when were lengthy and dependable of awkward approaches, and of questionable efficacy rate.

Upon development of ultimate antibiotics, the cure for such infections became simple. Though still disturbing misconceptions much around today. Just for the record, that it could linker to sexual impairment or hereditary flaws.

In certain cases, as in regard to sudden impair upon fertility, these hunches aren’t so far fetched after all. That’s why there’s so many who grown weary and some tended to foster obsessive thinking towards sexual diseases. Such obsessive behavior calls for, most often, proper psychotherapy.

To some otherwise, the very confirmation of a venereal disease existence, along with mounted up weariness of being disclosed by others, spark strong guilty-like feelings. Commonly this situation spells backlash on the couple’s sexual approach. The husband who most of the time acquires these diseases in extramarital affairs, dreads the thought of infecting his wife.  

On the same token, the reveal of a venereal infection in the wife, usually claims unpredictable outcome for both the stability and duration in marriage.

Shame, misgiving and overburden would render certain people reluctant in confronting reality sensibly. As a result, they tend to neglect proper treatment approaching. At large emotional turmoil springs out from the lack of meaningful information pertaining to the very nature of such infections. To get clued up about venereal diseases presents in itself a way of mastering how to deal with them adequately and yet helps in curbing their dissemination.




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