Erick Plumeri Page 1
The lecture is trying to point out that in our society STD’s are
relevant and spreading. There are two options that work the
best to prevent the spreading of STD’s among people. Abstinence is
the best way to prevent pregnancy and STD’s. If two people don't
have sex, the sperm can't fertilize an egg and there's no possibility of
a pregnancy. Some forms of birth control depend on barriers that
prevent the sperm from reaching the egg such as condoms or
diaphragms. Others interfere with the menstrual cycle as birth control
pills do. Condoms provide good protection from most STDs, but cannot
guarantee protection against all STD’s. Oral sex is usually less risk for STD’s than
anal and vaginal sex, but it is still possible to get certain STD’s whether you are
giving or getting oral sex. With abstinence, no barriers or pills are
necessary because the person is not having sex.
You don't have to be a virgin to practice abstinence. Sometimes
people who have been having sex decide not to continue having
sex. Even if a person has been having sex, he or she can still choose
to become abstinence to prevent pregnancy and STD’s in the future.
Even with all the STD’s going around many people do not and choose
not to practice being abstinent. Many people give in to temptation
daily and like the feeling of sex without thinking about their actions
before they commit the act.
Another reliable way of avoiding STD’s is to stay in a
monogamous relationship with a partner who isn't infected or already
has an infection and you take proper caution and safety to protect
yourself. Always use a new condom for every sex act to perform with
each other. Staying in a monogamous does not have to be difficult.
People tend to think they are...