Non-Sexual Transmission of STIs

Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, are conditions typically passed from one person to another through sexual contact.. Despite their name, it is possible to transmit STIs through non-sexual interactions; however, non-sexual transmission of STIs is less common and often treatable. Misunderstanding what constitutes sexual activity, poor hygiene practices, and transmission from a pregnant parent to…

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

STIs are nothing to be ashamed of; in fact, most people will have some experience with an STI during their lifetime. Vigilant testing, condoms, and effective communication are just some of the ways you can prevent the spread of STIs. Educate yourself about STIs with our helpful Symptom Chart.

An Overview of STIs

The Basics Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be spread through sexual contact such as intercourse, oral sex, kissing, or shared sex toys. Also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), these conditions are more often asymptomatic than not, which means an infected individual does not show signs of infection. To contract an STI,…