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Man Poll Number 1:

If you had to choose a
woman to sleep with other
than your wife or girlfriend,
who would it be?

Top Choices (So far):

Jessica Alba        79%
Eva Mendez           0%
Jessica Biehl          0%
Beyonce                11%
Rihanna                11%

Man Poll Number 2:

Should Eliot Spitzer Have
Resigned for Sleeping With

No        64%
Yes        36%

Man Poll Number 3:

Is Barack Obama manly
enough to be

No                73%
Yes                  26%

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August 23, 2011, last updated July 12, 2017

By L. Carr, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist

The fact that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also
known as sexually transmitted infections or venereal
diseases, are among the most common infections in the
United States today is enough to make the average person
think twice about jumping into bed. At least for a few
hours. The prevalence of STDs is proof of our continued
love affair with sex, but also our lack of precautions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has
identified more than 20 STDs and say that around 19
million people in America are infected each year. Scary
stuff. In the past, syphilis claimed the lives of commoners
and kings alike, including Friederich Nietzsche, Ludwig van
Beethoven, Al Capone, John Keats, Vincent van Gogh, and
King Henry VIII. Today, HIV/AIDS is the most common
life-threatening STD – Freddy Mercury, Rock Hudson and
Arthur Ashe are among the many to have died from the
infection and its complications. Other STDs can also kill
through complications and their consequences on the rest
of the body.  

What are the most common STDs and how are these STDs
caused? Are there any ways to treat STDs? Can STDs be
prevented? Obviously, the only way to prevent STDs is to
not have sex. But this isn’t usually an option for adults.

The second-best way to prevent STDs is to settle down
happily with one sex partner for the rest of your life.
Which is also not generally an option in today’s society. If
these don’t apply, always wear a condom.

A 2006 study by the University of Washington found that
women whose partners consistently used condoms were
half as likely to be infected with human papillomavirus, for
example. And researchers from the National Center for
Chronic Disease Prevention looked at results from 45
studies and found condoms prevented gonorrhea and
chlamydia infection as well. (Condoms cannot guarantee to
protect you against all diseases. Read about the
7 unusual
ways you can get AIDs.)

We’ve looked at the 10 most common STDs, their causes
and their treatment. Read on to find out what you should
be avoiding in the bedroom.


At the top of the STD table is chlamydia. According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexually
Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2009 statistics, there
were a total of 1,244,180 cases of chlamydia in 2009. This
is the largest number of cases ever reported to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention for any condition.
Cases of chlamydia increased 2.9 percent from 2008. The
increase may reflect an increase in screening, but could
also be serious cause for concern. The bacterium
chlamydia trachomatis causes chlamydia and is transmitted
through sexual contact or from mother to child.

Around 2.2 percent of Americans are thought to carry the
condition and a large majority don’t know they have it.

Chlamydia is often symptom-free. Women may have
abnormal discharge or a burning sensation when peeing,
lower back and abdominal pain, fever, bleeding or pain
during intercourse. Men may have a
discharge, burning or
itching around the penis.

In men, chlamydia can cause inflammation of the testicles,
prostate and urethra. Women are more severely affected,
as Chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and
ectopic pregnancies – causes of infertility. You need to get
treated due to these risks to your health and fertility in the

Chlamydia is commonly treated with antibiotics. Vitamin C
added to the antibiotic doxycycline treatment helped
reduce discharge in women with chlamydia, according to a
2009 study from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences,
Shiraz, Iran.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexually
Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2009 statistics state that
a total of 301,174 cases of gonorrhea were reported in the
United States in 2009. This is down by 10.5 percent from
2008 and represents a rate of 99.1 cases per 100,000
population. It may be declining in the stats but experts
suggest that gonorrhea is substantially under-reported.
Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhea bacteria
and it is transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual

In men, gonorrhea can cause a pus-like yellow or white
discharge from the urethra, a
burning sensation during
urination, or painful swollen testicles. Women tend to get
milder symptoms, like increased discharge and bleeding
between periods, and often no symptoms. (Read about
remedies that help to stop burning when you

Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics. Don’t think it will go
away on its own – if it is untreated, gonorrhea can lead to
epididymitis, a condition of the testicles that can cause pain
and infertility. Women can contract pelvic inflammatory
disease, which can lead to infertility.


Syphilis may be more commonly associated with opium-
smoking Romantic poets and promiscuous personalities
way back in history, but this STD still makes its ugly
presence felt today.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance states 13,997
cases of syphilis were reported in the United States in
2009. The overall rate of syphilis declined 89.7 percent
during the period of 1990–2000, but it has increased each
year since 2001. The rate has soared among men -  
shooting up 70 percent since 2000. Syphilis is caused by
the bacteria Treponema pallidum. These bacteria penetrate
chafed skin or mucous membranes.

Symptoms of syphilis include sores or lesions on the skin
(which, when touched, can transmit the infection), fever,
muscle pain, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, rash,
headaches and swollen lymph nodes. There are three
distinct stages for syphilis progression.

Fortunately, today’s antibiotic treatments for syphilis are
more effective and less dangerous than the mercury
poisoning and head drilling treatments in the past. If you
don’t treat syphilis, however, the same things happen
today as they did in the past. Infected people can suffer
brain damage and damage to other major organs or the
cardiovascular system.

Human Papillomavirus

The human papillomavirus is a dangerous STD, mainly due
to the effects it can have on the body in the form of
cancer. According to the National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey, the prevalence of the human
papillomavirus in US females aged 14 to 59 is 26.8 percent.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, more than six million Americans are infected
with HPV each year. The human papillomavirus penetrates
the skin through abrasions in the genital area, which are
caused by sexual activity.

Repeated infection with the high-risk strains of the human
papillomavirus can lead to the development of cervical
cancer. The human papillomavirus is also known to cause
genital warts. Genital warts are raised masses on the
genitals and they may cause itching, bumps on the skin,
and discharge.

Genital warts can be treated with cryotherapy (freezing
the warts), laser treatment, and electric currents. There is
a vaccine licensed in the United States that provides
protection against certain human papillomavirus types,
which has shown success in treating cervical cancer.

Genital Herpes

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