Cheating hurts no matter who you are. When someone cheats on you, it not only hurts because it means they don’t care enough about you, but it also can make you feel like you are not good enough. The betrayal that one deals with by itself can have a very negative effect on a person’s emotional well-being. But a person’s emotional well being is not, unfortunately, the only way that one can be affected by a cheating partner.
When someone cheats and is promiscuous, they have a very high risk of picking up a s*xually transmitted infection (STI). Some of the most common STIs are [email protected] herpes, hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, and syphilis.
Herpes causes painful sores and there is no cure; only lifetime treatments. Hepatitis also has no cure and can be deadly if left untreated. Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that also causes pelvic infections and can infect other parts of the body such as the eyes, mouth, and throat. Chlamydia can cause serious damage to a woman’s reproductive organs. Finally HIV/AIDS can be fatal and requires a lifetime of rough treatment and a lifetime of sickness.
The best way to prevent these diseases, other than sticking with one partner is to wear a condom. It provides a barrier between bodily fluids which is where the infection is transmitted. Condoms however will not prevent the spread of herpes and syphilis as they affect areas that are outside of the condom.
If you feel that you are at risk of catching an STI from your partner the best thing that you can do for yourself and for your partner is to get tested. Once you have both been tested you can put your mind at ease. If you do have any infections both parties will need to be treated or else the disease will come back.