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Human Sexuality

You are more likely to get an STD if... you start having sex at a younger age.
A latex covering that fits over an erect penis, a barrier method, protects against pregnancy and many STDs. Condom
A virus that causes genital warts and warts on other parts of the body. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
This STD often goes undiagnosed and is the most commonly reported STD in the United States. Chlamydia
Symptoms of this STD may include: burning while urinating and a white, yellow, or green discharge from penis. In females, the disease may go unnoticed because females often show no symptoms Gonorrhea
A person infected with this STD frequently has no symptoms. If symptoms do occur,, it consists of an outbreak of blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. Genital Herpes
This STD is spread by direct contact with a painless sore. Syphilis
This STD affects both females and males. Male symptoms may include: discharge from your penis. Female symptoms may include: frothy, foul-smelling discharge, spotting, itching/swelling in and around your vagina. Trichomoniasis
Viruses that attack and weaken the immune system. HIV & AIDS
Ways STDs are transmitted. Sexual Activity, Skin to skin contact, Blood to blood contact, Mother to child
Happens quickly, I love you because of..., instant desire, selfish, etc. Characteristics of infatuation
Grows from friendship, self-giving, trusting, makes you a better person, etc. Characteristics of love
Voluntary intimate sexual contact between anyone, (oral, anal, vaginal, genital, sexting and looking at graphic images. Sexual Activity
The only 100% method for protecting against pregnancy and STDs Abstinence
Long-term consequence of sexual activity Unplanned pregnancy, STDs, ruined reputation, etc.
Barrier contraceptive methods Male condom, female condom, diaphragm, cervical cap contraceptive sponge, spermicide.
Sterilization contraceptive methods Tubal ligation & Vasectomy
Hormonal contraceptive methods Birth control patch, birth control pill, birth control ring, birth control shot
Age group has the highest rates of STD infection 15-24
An approach to sexual activity that would avoid all the negative risks related to sex. Such as pregnancy, HIV and other STD's. Sexual Risk Avoidance
An approach to sexual activity that would reduce the negative risk related to sex. Some of the risks remain. Sexual Risk Reduction
Created by: bmarqua2