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…

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,…

STIs: Who Is At Risk?

What Is an STI?  A sexually transmitted infection, or STI, is a condition passed from one person to another through sexual contact. An infection occurs when a bacteria, virus, or parasite enters and grows in or on a person’s body, and STIs are infections that are transmitted sexually. STIs are also sometimes referred to as…