The term VD is an abbreviation which stands for Venereal Diseases, a group of diseases transmitted through sexual activity (Oral sex, vaginal sex and anal sex). The term venereal is derived from the Latin word venereus which relates to sexual intercourse or desire, linked with the Roman goddess Venus. Venereal Diseases are also known as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs.
What are the Common Signs and Symptoms of Venereal disease (VD)
-Vaginal discharge or penile discharge (may be thick, cloudy or bloody)
-Painful bowel movements.
-Ulcers on or around the genitals
-Painful, swollen testicles.
-Pelvic pain mostly in women.
-Pain or burning sensation when urinating.
-Unusually heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods.
Can I have VD without Having SEX
Yes there are several VD disease that can be transmitted without sex they include :
– HIV : From blood transfusion or infected needle
– Herpes Virus : from grandma kiss at Christmas
-Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) : From hand-to-genital contact
-Trichomoniasis: From towels, bathrooms and toilets
Common VD In Men and Women and Their Symptoms
Gonorrhea symptoms in Women -A majority of infected women have no symptoms, especially in the early stages of the infection. When women do experience signs and symptoms gonorrhea they include
-burning during urination
-yellowish vaginal discharge
-redness and swelling of the genitals and vaginal itching or burning.
Gonorrhea symptoms in Men – Common Gonorrhea symptoms in men include:
-pain when urinating
-a green, white, or yellow discharge from the penis
Less common symptoms can include:
-swollen or painful testicles