You read that right, 98% effective doesn’t cover all STDs so we want you to be careful. There are some sexually transmitted diseases you can get even with a condom and they are quite bad too. So maybe it’s time to start considering abstinence or really sticking to one sexual partner.
These are some sexually transmitted diseases you can get even with a condom
Human Papilloma Virus(HPV)
The virus has different strains and while some cause no symptoms others can cause genital warts and cancer. Warts stay on the skin of the pubic region and can be transferred by contact with the skin. Parts of the genital area that isn’t covered with condoms can infect you or your partner.
Pubic Lice or Crabs
These are tiny bugs that live in the pubic hair and can be transmitted between sexual partners with or without a condom. The lice are more common in teenagers.
Herpes is a viral lesion that occurs in the human body. Genital herpes can cause lesions on the skin around the pubic region and can be transmitted even with condoms. The lesions on the part not covered by condoms can be transmitted between sexual partners.
Another STD that can be transmitted even with a condom is syphilis. It forms small round bumps that can be tender to the touch and can be transmitted through skin to skin contact.
So not all STDs can be prevented because you use protection. The best bet is to stick to one partner and get regular check-ups to make sure you’re safe. Check these symptoms to know if you have an STD.