By Tony Ubani in Russia
In the midst of all the Sexually Transmitted Diseases, STD, in the World, Condoms have become the shield, a barrier device used to reduce the probability of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, STIs. Condoms have become the AK47 with which men fire without worrying for reproduction or suffer the pain when they urinate three days after contact with an infected female. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast and viruses.
There are many types of STDs but the common ones include; Chlamydia, Genital herpes, Gonorrhea, HIV AIDS, HPV, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis. Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.
It is therefore shocking to learn that Russian men are usually not willing to use condoms. According to reports, they compare condoms with gas masks and say that having sex wearing a condom is like smelling a flower wearing a gas mask. This reluctance apparently comes from the Soviet times when condoms were of bad quality, uncomfortable and highly unreliable.