STIs

A Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is a disease or infection that is contracted through unprotected sexual activity. Although overlooked by many, STI’s can be dangerous, sometimes fatal, and will increase your risk of contracting HIV. Early detection of an STI ensures that it is less fatal and more easily treatable.

Features/Symptoms Irritation, itching or burning sensation around tip of penis or under foreskin; Redness or red patches around the penis…
Features/Symptoms First sign maybe one or more sores in genital area; Sores are surrounded by narrow red borders that become…
Features/Symptoms White/cloudy water discharge from penis; Painful urination; Painful testicles; Asymptomatic, meaning no symptoms present; Progression Symptoms develop 1-3 weeks…
Features/Symptoms Small painless bumps growing on genital and anal area; Itching and burning; Maybe also inside urethra of men; Progression…
Features/Symptoms Fever; Swollen glands; Perineal pain; Frequent urination; Lesions on Prepuce (foreskin), shaft of penis, buttock or thighs; Can be…
Features/Symptoms Difficulty in swallowing; Fever; Sore throat; Tender, swollen glands in the neck; Abnormal sense of taste; Headache; Joint stiffness;…
Features/Symptoms Also known as "Drop or Clap"; Painful urination; Discharge or drip from penis, usually yellow/greenish; Can be asymptomatic (meaning…
Features/Symptoms Onset is gradual; Headache; General Malaise (general tiredness); Weight loss; Nausea and vomiting; Slight fever; Abdominal discomfort; Jaundice set…
Features/Symptoms Same as Hepatitis A (usually recurrent). The symptoms are often compared to flu. Progression Symptoms develop within 30-180 days…
Features/Symptoms Urethral pain; Painful urination; Pain shortly after urination; Frequent urination; Urinary Discharge; Urethra inflammation. Progression If left untreated, some…
Features/Symptoms Fever; Nausea and vomiting; Lower abdominal pain; Painful sex; Can be present for a long time without knowing. Progression…
Features/Symptoms Also known as "Crabs"; Usually passed from one person to another through body contact; Pubic lice can spread through…
Features/Symptoms Caused by a parasitic mite that burrow under the skin; Also known as the "Itch"; Severe itching at night;…
All people that are sexually active are at risk of contracting an STI. If you have more than one partner,…
Features/Symptoms Primary Syphilis: Lesions form around genital area; Lesion are raised, and form firm red border; Lesions develop a dark…
A Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is a disease or infection that is contracted through unprotected sexual activity. Although overlooked by…

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 Steven's (26) question: About a month ago I had sex with a guy when I was intoxicated. We didn't use any lube and I believe I received an anal fissure from it. The pain has since subsided and I can go to the bathroom with no pain or bleeding. Unfortunately, I tried using my dildo on myself after a month and a half because I thought I was fully healed. The results were some slight pain and then bleeding. My fear is that I will never be able to bottom again and that is giving me a lot of anxiety. Should I go for surgery?
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Eben's question (20): I am a 20-year-old bottom gay, and I have been experiencing very painful pains after my last sex, causing me to have a discharge. I also get constipated with a slimy discharge. I don't want to go to a health professional or facility for I’m not comfortable having these kinds of conversations. I'm also situated in a very small environment with few gay rights facilities.
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