While I was at Tafe today we were discussing stds and one of my classmates mentioned that she had chlamydia.
We were a bit shocked that she would admit that, but then a friend and I were talking about it.
And really, why the shame? At a certain age it is assumed that you engage in sexual activities. So how is saying 'oh when they were treating me for chlamydia...' any different to saying 'yeah when I had the flu...'
STDs can be transmitted through unsafe sex, everyone knows that. But like I said, isn't it loosely on the same level as shaking someone's hand when theyve sneezed into it? Terrible analogy but i cant think of another right now.
There shouldn't be any shame. It is an illness, just like any other.
Sorry if that doesn't seem clear lol it's been running around in my head all day!