Uh-oh! What’s that suspicious looking sore on the manhood there? Many guys have had a scare or two when inspecting their male organ health, wondering if they might have contracted a social disease somewhere along the way, especially if they don’t practice safe sensual activity. Maintaining good sensual health is crucial both for a man and for his partner or partners, and those not in strictly monogamous relationships should be getting social disease tests on a regular basis.
Who needs a social disease test?
This is a subject of some debate, with some people arguing that everyone should have a social disease test at least once in their lives (upon reaching the stage of sensual activity). Others maintain that not everyone needs one. In general, however, it is agreed that every person who is sensually active and does not always follow safe sensual practices (including sensual activity with latex protection) should be tested. The need for testing tends to increase if a person has more than one sensual partner, if that person’s partner has sensual activity with other people (and especially if they don’t practice safe sensual activity with those people). Even people who always use latex protection may want to be tested at least occasionally, as latex protection cannot offer 100% protection.
Men who are in situations in which they are likely to come into contact with partners with HIV should be especially careful. This includes men who have sensual activity with men (whether exclusively or not), as well as men having sensual activity with substance users who may share needles. In addition to using latex protection, men in such situations may wish to consider using pre-exposure prophylaxis.
How often should one get a social disease test?
This is also a subject of some debate. Men who are at greater risk of contracting a social disease are encouraged to be tested every 3 months. Men who are not sensually active on a regular basis may prefer to get tested less often, and some men find better peace of mind if they are tested more frequently. Certainly if a person has symptoms that are consistent with a social disease, then they should be tested promptly. As with so many conditions, the more quickly a social disease is diagnosed, the more quickly treatment can begin and the more likely the outcome will be positive.
What are the tests like?
For many social diseases, a urine and/or blood sample will be collected and tested. If a person displays symptoms of herpes, a swab of the symptomatic area may also be taken. Similarly, if a person displays a sore consistent with those caused by syphilis, a swab of the fluid from the sore will be obtained. Men who engage in receptive posterior sensual activity may be asked to submit a posterior swab.
Knowing whether one has a social disease is terribly important for one’s sensual health. Although it can be difficult, if a man discovers he has a social disease, he needs to let his sensual partner(s) know – even if doing so reveals that he has been with partners outside of a supposedly monogamous relationship. (Remember, some social diseases can be obtained even if one just engaged in oral sensual activity rather than penetrative sensual activity.) If a man suspects he has contracted a social disease, he should refrain from engaging in partner sensual activity until he knows for sure; if he does not refrain, he should be sure to use latex protection.
A social disease test to maintain sensual health should remind a man to keep on improving his overall male organ health via daily use of a first-class male organ health oil(health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best oil is going to contain a wide range of necessary vitamins, such as A, B5, C, D, and E. In addition, that oil needs to have L-arginine, an amino acid that plays a key role in helping to maintain the health of male organ blood vessels.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.