Sex facts most students don’t know about

Sexually Transmitted Infection Stats:

  • One in two sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24.
  • Even though young people account for half of new STI cases, a recent survey showed only about 12% were tested for STIs in the last year.
  • CDC estimates that undiagnosed STIs cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year.
  • The total estimated direct cost of STIs annually in the U.S. about $16 billion.

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Fun Facts:

  • You can’t get herpes from a toilet seat.
  • You can get HIV from getting a tattoo or body piercing.
  • A Pap test is not an STD test.
  • You can’t get HIV from a mosquito bite.
  • You can get an STI just through oral sex.
  • Baby oil and Vaseline® are not okay to use with latex condoms.
  • You can’t use a condom more than once.
  • Most women won’t have an orgasm through vaginal sex only.
  • The average penis size is about 5 to 6 inches.
  • Anal sex is not an activity just for gay men.

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