Teen Sex – I personally am a great believer and in support of those who keep up with the in-crowd because; in today`s society it’s the in thing to do. Following fashion, going to discos/concerts or with friends on holiday are a few to mention of the norm that we as parents expect of our kids to hassle us about. Sadly many children deny themselves of a childhood because of that extra addition to the list of in things to do, i.e. teen sex. Whatever type of sexual encounter is on the cards – one needs to be prepped and prepared regardless of age. Believe it or not even adults make mistakes and you may well be the result of one. This remark is not meant to offend but to help.
I am not saying that gathering information about teen sex, makes it right, but if your intentions are in full throttle of going ahead with coupling, then it is important that you are prepped and prepared. Underage sex and unprotected sex come with consequences and not of the nice kind. If a minor (underage) has sexual intercourse it is a criminal offence. Depending on the situation a prison sentence can loom overhead.
Not wanting to burst your bubble kids, but teen sex is not the in thing to do; in fact you get more respect from those so called friends of yours for being the sensible one – while they scurry off pushing babies in prams or repeatedly twiddle their thumbs waiting for test results in STD clinic.
Figures show, one million teenagers (US) fall pregnant. 175,000 give birth to their first child. The outcome of this sees teen mums denied the chance to complete high school, and less likely to ever wed. It is said that children of teen parents have poor health and their cognitive development is slower. The death rate from pregnancy complications is very high in girls who give birth below 15 than older women. Teens are more likely to be malnourished and suffer premature or prolonged labour. In the first twelve weeks into the pregnancy; seven out of ten pregnant teens do not seek medical attention when at its most critical.
Premature babies are common. Low birth weight babies may suffer from underdeveloped organs (brain, lungs, heart). Struggle to maintain body temperature and blood sugar levels along with having mental problems. Increase your chances of having a healthy baby by getting prenatal care. Eat proper foods; your diet can help delivery of a healthy baby. Stop smoking, and refrain from drinking alcohol and never take drugs.
An STD is a disease passed from one person to another through unprotected sex involving the mouth, anus, or vagina. Gonorrhea is a rampant STD that happens at the rate of about 600,000 new cases annually in America alone. Gonorrhea is oft times referred to in slang as the “the clap.”
Gonorrhea is caused by a particular bacterium called Neisseria, which at a speedy rate spreads through contact of infected parts of the body. Both genders are at risk for developing this condition Unprotected sex is the chief cause of gonorrhea, Regular symptoms of gonorrhea is, it affects the throat and shows sores inside the mouth, fever and aches in some patients. If the vagina is infected, expect a discomforting itch. The cervix becomes irritated and occasionally abnormal bleeding or discharge, and a burning sensation while peeing happens. If you experience symptoms of this nature although no sexual contact has been made, then still talk to the doctor.
Treating gonorrhea is normally quite straight forward where antibiotics are prescribed. However if it is left untreated simplicity goes out of the window. Safe sex is best sex, meaning, you can enjoy body unison with out fear of catching a disease or falling pregnant. Safe sex means avoiding casual sex, and to wear a male or female condom.
Syphilis is an STD caused by the bacterium (Treponema Pallidum) Syphilis is passed from one person to another through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Sores develop mainly on the outer genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Syphilis sores can appear on the lips and inside the mouth. Syphilis cannot be caught from loo seats, swimming pools, clothing, or cutlery.
The main stage of syphilis normally appears as a single sore (chancre), however they can amass. The period between infection and the beginning of the first symptom can range from ten days up to three months. The chancre may not be a pretty sight and is usually firm to touch, tiny and circular and painless. It shows at the spot where syphilis entered the body. Chancres can last up to six weeks. If left untreated then you have a follow up stage which is a rash with mucous membrane lesions. It is rare for an itch to be present. The characteristic rash of secondary syphilis may appear as rough reddish/brown spots on the palm of the hands and the bottom of the feet. Symptoms of secondary syphilis may have you suffer from fever, swelling of the lymph glands, sore throat, headaches, weight loss, muscle pain, and tiredness.
The third stage of the disease can grow in about 15% of people who have not been treated for syphilis, and can appear 10 – 20 years after infection was first caught. This serious stage of the disease can damage internal organs, i.e. the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones and body joints. Late syphilis can include muscle movement problems, paralysis, numbness, slow blindness, and dementia. This stage has claimed many lives.
However if you initiate safe sex into your exploration of the opposite sex (or same gender) then you have no need to worry. Safe sex is the secret to a fulfilling relationship.