College = sex, drinking, unprotected sex, drinking and more sex.
As a hot lady on campus, you’re young, carefree and loving the party … as you should.
Sure, you have a list of fine fellows who have slept in your bed. No shame there. But do you always have protected sex?
If “most of the time” is your answer, don’t assume you don’t have a sexually transmitted disease. Most college women aren’t aware of the many STDs running rampant on their campuses. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, college girls tend to underestimate their odds of getting infected when their sex lives are in motion. But you are at risk.
Creepy Fact #1: Some common STDs don’t show their symptoms right away, such as Chlamydia, one of the most widespread STDs in the US. It not only causes infertility in women, but also increases the risk of catching HIV. New research has shown that this disease is particularly widespread amongst female college freshman.
Creepy Fact #2: Younger women are more likely to get STDs than older women: The cellular structure of their genital tissue is more susceptible to infection. Also many college girls don’t take advantage of the health services on campus; they are less familiar with their bodies.
Creepy Fact #3: Many college girls don’t get tested regularly. If you’re not keeping tabs on your sexual health, you could be infected and not know it, heightening potential health risks.
**All sexually active women under the age of 26 should be screened annually. Take care of your bodies!