Do contraceptive implants prevent STIs?

In the realm of sexual health, there are many methods available to prevent unintended pregnancies and protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

One such method, contraceptive implants, has gained popularity for its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy. However, a common question that often arises is whether these implants can also offer protection against STIs.

In this blog, we’ll explore the facts surrounding contraceptive implants and their role in preventing STIs so that you can figure out the right contraception method for you.

What is retrograde ejaculation, and what is its relationship with STIs?

Retrograde ejaculation is a condition that many people deal with over the course of their lives. However, the condition can be distressing, and many people have a lot of questions about the condition, and whether it has any connection to STIs.

In this blog, we’ll delve into the topic of retrograde ejaculation and explore its relationship with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of both concepts so you can be fully informed about your sexual health.

I have yellow sperm. Do I have an STI?

When it comes to our sexual health, many of us have questions that we might be too embarrassed to ask.

One common concern that can leave people feeling uneasy is the colour of their semen. Yellow semen can be a worrisome sight, and it’s important to find out if it indicates a severe issue.

In this blog, we’ll explore the causes of yellow semen, whether it’s a symptom of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and how to prioritise your sexual health with Better2Know’s testing services.

Can you cure an STI without going to the doctor?

The prospect of having an STI can feel incredibly scary for many people.

Perhaps the only thing worse than the idea of having an STI is the idea of someone else knowing you have it, too. This stigma around STIs prevents too many people from getting treatment from a medical professional.

If you’re worried you have an STI, keep reading.

I had unprotected oral sex. Should I get tested?

Lots of things can happen during sex. It can be easy to get swept up in the moment and do things we later regret.

While oral sex might seem fairly safe, it carries many of the same risks as normal intercourse.

In this blog post, we’ll cover what oral sex is, why it’s risky, what STIs you can get from unprotected oral sex, and how to protect yourself in the future.

My condom broke! What do I do now?

Having sex is great, but it also comes with risks.

Along with the risk of getting an STI, you may also get pregnant. Even with the best of intentions and all the right precautions, like using contraceptives and practising safe sex, things can go wrong, and total protection from unwanted pregnancy is impossible.

Condoms can fail. When used perfectly, condoms are about 98% effective. However, no one is perfect. Because of improper use, condoms are actually only about 87% effective. Unfortunately, couples often have sex only to realise, at the end, that their condom has broken.

In this blog, we’ll cover what condoms are made of, how to prevent them from breaking, and, most importantly, what to do if your condom breaks during sex.

Can swallowing semen cause pregnancy?

There’s a lot to be worried about when you start having sex. There’s so much that you need to know in order to protect your health.

One subject that can be tricky to navigate is how to interact with semen. Many people seem to be uncertain about how good or bad semen is to touch and ingest.

In this blog, we will look at what semen is, whether ingesting semen can cause pregnancy, and the other factors to consider when dealing with semen.

Which STDs cause infertility?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), have long been a public health risk, and their prevalence in the last few years has grown significantly in Australia. They affect people of all ages, races, and genders.

STDs can cause severe damage to your health, and one of the most severe health effects of some STDs is the loss of fertility. Infertility can be devastating for anyone, especially those who are actively trying to start a family.

In this blog post, we will explore how different STDs can cause infertility and the preventative measures you can take to protect yourself.

What does Chlamydia discharge smell like?

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the world, and lots of people know its primary symptoms: pain or burning during urination and, along with the subject of this blog, unusual discharge from the vagina or penis.

The tricky thing about most STIs is that they often present with no symptoms at all. And sometimes, when symptoms do appear, you may only have mild versions of one or two symptoms. So, knowing whether you have a particular STI can be tough just from symptoms alone.

Unusual discharge from the vagina or penis is a classic symptom of Chlamydia, but the presence of discharge does not necessarily mean the presence of the infection. So, how do you know if the discharge you experience is caused by Chlamydia?

In this blog post, we will explore what Chlamydia discharge smells like, how the infection is spread, its symptoms, and its treatment.

Can I get an STI from rimming?

These days, it seems like there are all sorts of new sexual conventions to learn. One sexual act you may not have heard of is rimming.

However, rimming may not be the safest thing in the world.

In this blog, we’ll explore what rimming is, whether it’s dangerous, and how you can get an STI from it.