Don’t Bury your Head in the Sand When Knowledge Can Save Your Life

Whether one is in a committed relationship or not, it’s important to understand that there are diseases that are transmitted from one partner to another. Often couples ignore warning signs, and symptoms to avoid facing facts. One important fact to face is that a current partner has likely been with one or more people before you. Don’t pretend otherwise. Doing so is burying your head in the sand to avoid reality. A quick look at can help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to relationships, and how these diseases can be transmitted. Also, read on for some surprising news that you may not know.

A partner can transmit a disease without showing any symptoms. It is not always easy to know when one had a transmittable disease. There are those who may not even know it themselves. Don’t rely on visual clues, and don’t think that person will seem ‘unwell,’ there may be no symptoms until you begin to show them.

Birth control does not prevent diseases; birth control prevents pregnancy. For optimal safety, pair birth control methods with a condom. Couples come up with hundreds of reasons, not to us condoms, but, no matter what the reason, there is one excellent reason to use them, they can save your life or prevent you from getting a disease that will be with you forever.

Discuss this unpleasant and uncomfortable topic. It’s far better to get everything out in the open instead of ignoring it and finding out later that you shouldn’t have. It’s not easy to bring this topic up, but, do it anyway. You’ll both feel better once everything is out in the open. A couple that cares about one another should be able to discuss anything in an open and honest way. This way each person knows what they are getting into and can choose whether to move forward or not. The important thing is, they get the information they need to make an informed decision.

If one person in a relationship does have a transmittable disease it doesn’t mean, the relationship is doomed. Couples can find safe ways to work around it if they’re willing to talk about it.