Many people would assume that this question can be answered quite simply by a “no” or it’s impossible. If you were one of those people you might be surprised to learn that a virgin can happen spread STDs.
How can a virgin have an STD after all?
If two partners are virgins this means neither has engaged in any sexual activity, right? Not quite, a common definition for a virgin is someone who has never engaged in vaginal intercourse with someone else. However, there are a number of other ways an STD can be transmitted. The thing is you don’t even have to take any clothes off. To contract an STD it is possible to contract a sexually transmitted disease without engaging in vaginal or anal intercourse.
There are many other sexual activities that can spread an STD. Intercourse, anal sex oral sex and even mutual masturbation are all activities which can lead to the transmission of an STD. Teenagers may experiment with oral sex as a way to explore their sexuality but also to in their minds to preserve their virginity. Oral sex if often considered safer than other alternatives but there are plenty of risks in oral sex to consider. For example: If a person was born with a form of herpes and she engages her partner in oral sex, then there is a chance that the partner can contract herpes. As a result, the partner would have contracted a sexually transmitted disease despite the fact neither one of them had ever engaged in sexual intercourse. “Outercourse” or dry-humping as it is more commonly known is another way sexually transmitted diseases and can be spread between partners.
There are several types of sexually transmitted infections that only need skin contact to spread. Some forms of herpes and genital warts do not need to be carried by bodily fluids to infect. An individual these sexually transmitted infections can also be spread via oral sex as well but their likelihood of survival in that environment decreases dramatically there are some non sexual activities that can cause sexually transmitted diseases and infections to spread between couples.
Couples that share bath towels run the risk of transmitting infectious, bacteria between themselves even though they did not engage in a sexual activity.
An otherwise healthy partner can kiss or touch someone who is infected the bacteria remain trapped on the infectious part until they come into contact with another individual skin and the infection process begins.
How can you know for sure that someone is a virgin?
The most important part of this discussion is the one point that has yet to be made most people are not truthful when it comes to discussing their sexual history. A man might have ulterior motives when he tells his partner that he has not engaged in any sexual activity. Some possible motives involve self-gratification. It’s easier to have sex with a woman if the woman doesn’t think her man is a health risk or avoiding an embarrassing conversation.
The point is that it is imperative that couples talk about their previous sexual histories as a healthy and natural part of their relationship. Nobody wants to be lied to especially about something as important as sexual health and history. It is important to remember that as couples begin their sexual journey with each other there should be a level of trust and mutual respect at the outset. Otherwise, neither partner will have the safety and security they deserve.
Couples that have not taken part in sexual activities before should take the time to educate themselves about the dangers of not being careful and using protection. Contraceptives, use of condoms should be a part of any couple sexual relationship. Individuals who don’t use condoms or other forms of protection tripled the probability of winding up with an STD.
Further, couples especially younger couples should seek information from public health organizations about testing clinics .
How else can STDs be spread?
STDs can be spread by a number of other non-sexual activities including blood transfusions rendering first aid. The sharing of an infected needle no matter how much we want to blind ourselves to the fact the United States has had a devastating drug problem for decades that does not change.
The fact that an individual who has never had sex but has used contaminated needles is at risk for contracting STDs like Hepatitis, HIV AIDS etc. These needles carry a big risk of transmitting bacteria that can cause life-threatening. Sexually transmitted infections and diseases while you may think it is unlikely that someone would start using intravenous needles to shoot drugs before they begin engaging in sexual activity. The possibility remains how can I protect myself it’s always important to use protection while having sex be open and honest with your sexual partners and get tested regularly.