Do you know if you can get an STD the first time you have sex? Have you heard that you can catch one by sitting on a toilet seat? Does having sex in a hot tub protect against STDs?
WebMD asked Gail Bolan, MD, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, to clear up some common myths about STDs. She also has some important advice to help teens protect themselves every time they have sex.
Only trashy or slutty people get STDs.
No. These infections are equal opportunity. If you're having...
Talk about anesthesia, drugs that numb you for the surgery.
Your surgery should take 45 minutes or less.
Your doctor will use one of these types of anesthesia so you don’t feel anything during the surgery:
Local: Your doctor will numb your mouth with a shot of Novocaine in your gums.You may also breathe nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to relax or even doze during surgery. You should feel alert again shortly afterward.
IV sedation: The doctor will numb your mouth and also give you drugs through a vein in your arm to make you drowsy. You might sleep the whole time.