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What is an STD?

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STD stands for sexually transmitted disease. An STD is a disease you can get by having sex with someone who has one. You do not have to have sexual intercourse to get an STD, either. You can get STDs from oral sex, anal sex, or from rubbing naked against someone who is infected. STDs include:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Genital warts (HPV)
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Syphilis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Crabs, or pubic lice
  • Trichomoniasis

From: Penis FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "A Guy's Guide to Body Image;" "Is My Penis Normal?;" "Is It Normal to Get Erections?;" "Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty;" "What Are Wet Dreams?;" "Is It Normal to Have an Erection When Waking Up?;" and "About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)."

Columbia University's Health Service: "Go Ask Alice! Burning when I pee?"

CDC: "STDs."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Physical Development in Boys: What to Expect," "Masturbation."

Andrology Australia: "Penis Problems."

Netdoctor: "Penile Discharge."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "A Guy's Guide to Body Image;" "Is My Penis Normal?;" "Is It Normal to Get Erections?;" "Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty;" "What Are Wet Dreams?;" "Is It Normal to Have an Erection When Waking Up?;" and "About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)."

Columbia University's Health Service: "Go Ask Alice! Burning when I pee?"

CDC: "STDs."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Physical Development in Boys: What to Expect," "Masturbation."

Andrology Australia: "Penis Problems."

Netdoctor: "Penile Discharge."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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