Unprotected Sex

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Unprotected sex seems like the norm for many college, and even high school students across the nation. Although many of these students are protecting themselves by using contraceptives such as condoms and birth control pills, on the other hand, many are not. Instead of worrying about protecting themselves, some students are more focused on having fun and feeling good for a few minutes, versus having to deal with a lifetime of negative effects once its all over. They are more concerned with immediate satisfaction instead of taking all of five seconds to "wrap it up" and put on a condom to protect themselves. It seems like even though these individuals know that having unprotected sex can have frightful repercussions, that isn't a mere thought in their minds at the time. Having unprotected sexual relations can result in negative effects on both parties involved, such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), unexpected pregnancies, and emotional/mental instability. High school and college students should take precautionary procedures and protect themselves every time they take part in any type of sexual activity.

Not using protection during sexual intercourse can result in getting a sexually transmitted disease, also known as an STD. STDs are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact. They can effect men and women of all different ages, races, and economic classes who are sexually active; in other words STDs do not discriminate. Some STDs can be treated with medications such as creams and Henderson 2

pills, while others are untreatable and incurable by any means. Because many of these STDs do not have symptoms at all, many people are unaware that they even have them, making it even more likely for them to pass it onto another. As a result of not knowing about being affected with an STD, the infection is more than likely go untreated, leading to the possibility of causing permanent damage, such as...
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