Sexually transmitted diseases can sometimes feel like taboo urban myths. Scientifically, we know a lot about how these diseases work and how to cure them. College students especially can have a hard time approaching this topic with partners.
Health campaigns do warn about the dangers of HIV/AIDS, but other STDs tend to get swept under the umbrella “STD” term. Safe sex is an important concept for you to understand as a sexually active person, but it’s a misconception to believe that safe sex is the only component to STD prevention.