Knowing Where you Stand on the Sexual Battlefield

Knowing Where you StandLadies, knowing where you stand on your sexual battlefield is vital to protecting your health. Having a healthy, sexual appetite is a normal part of being human. And if you are more content to be with multiple partners than settle down with one, by all means embrace your power as a modern woman and go live your life to the fullest. However, a downside to this lifestyle, even if you use protection, is that you run the risk of contracting an STD.  Labs for STD testing in Newport Beach provide their local women residents with a safe and confidential way to oversee your sexual health.

Times They Are Changing

We no longer live in the day of June Cleaver when a woman is frowned upon if she isn’t married by 25 with kids in the suburbs and wearing an apron 24/7. Whereas it was socially acceptable for men to indulge in their sexual adventures, if a woman were to do this she might as well have had a scarlet letter sewn to her dress. But in today’s modern, more forward-thinking society (especially along out country’s coastal cities) women and men are looking for love of different sorts, but all within the same places, and nobody is casting judgment.

What symptoms should I just ignore?

None. If you notice a change in your body, go get tested. On a personal side-note, I once got tested for symptoms I was having. Not knowing caused me a great deal of stress. I decided to get tested so I could sleep better at night. It turned out I tested negative, and the little pangs of discomfort I was feeling “down there” resulted from wearing soaked wetsuits every day, for days on end, where no fresh water could circulate (I am a scuba diver). According to Planned Parenthood, if you are sexually active and you notice a change in how your body is feeling, you will want to get tested. Their website informs concerned parties that common STD symptoms include sores on the genitals, discharge from the penis and vagina, itching, and burning during urination. But Planned Parenthood warns people that many infections don’t cause symptoms, and there are scores of infected people out there who don’t even know that they need to be treated. As a result, countless people are getting infected. By having an annual screening, you will be protecting your own health, but also the health of others.

It’s a Breeze 

The test is 100% confidential and discreet. You can contact testing centers online that typically require you to complete your order on their website, or over the phone with a nurse. After you book your lab appointment (in some cases you can get same-day appointments) simply go in for the lab work and you are done. You owe it to yourself to look after every aspect of your health while living life to its fullest. Be one of the responsible ones, and continue being a strong, independent woman on the sexual battlefield.

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