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Summer time and STDs

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As we know, during the hotter seasons, the skirts get shorter and the shorts shorts come out in droves. Don’t forget about the lure of the beach and all the bikini bodies walking around. The warm weather seems to be a natural aphrodisiac itself. After a long cold winter, and a few bouts of cabin fever, many are ready to get ourside, enjoy the sun, the beach or the park.

Although spring and summer are exciting times to have fun, it us also important to be careful. It is always fun to flirt and meet new people, but what happens when the flirting turns into a hookup or a one night stand? There are so many things to consider.

If you are going to put yourself out there, it is important to be safe. According to the article Sizzling Summer Flirting Tips, one other tip to consider is protecting you and the other person from the potential danger of an STD. Don’t allow the excitement and the sexuality of a summer romance to make you forget that it is always a good idea to be as safe as possible.

Another article from The Cap Times, states that the rates of STDs among teens reached epidemic levels as of January 2010. This number can also possibly increase in the summer as there is a lot more free time due to summer breaks for promiscuity to escalate.

According to a recent press release posted on theCenter for Disease Control Web site, women are still the highest in growth for rates in STDs. These are statistics that we cannot take lightly.

So while you are getting ready for the spring and summer fun ahead of you, focus on being prepared to take the necessary steps for protection. This could be very important for your life.

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EmpowHER Guest

Hey, don't just focus on the summer. People are quite frisky in the winter too. Maybe more so then with it being so cold outside. Just a thought.

April 18, 2010 - 4:41pm
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