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  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)

    Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted infection involving the lymph glands in the genital area. It is caused by a strain of Chlamydia bacteria.

  • Masturbation

    Masturbation is a safe and normal sexual experience in which a person stimulates themselves for sexual pleasure. Masturbation can involve exploring different body parts, sex toys and techniques.

  • Molluscum contagiosum

    Molluscum contagiosum is a pox virus that causes bumps on the skin. Molluscum is easily spread by skin-to-skin contact, but it is not harmful. In healthy people, the bumps will usually go away on their own within six months. There are treatments available if needed.

  • Monogamy

    Monogamy is the practice of having a sexual relationship or marriage with only one person at a time. In general, it means committing to one person emotionally, romantically, and sexually. Monogamy is the most common relationship style in North America.

  • Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU)

    Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU) is an infection of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. ‘Nongonococcal’ means the infection is not caused by the gonorrhea bacteria.

  • Non-monogamy

    Non-monogamy is the practice of having more than one sexual or romantic relationship at the same time. There is a wide range of non-monogamous relationship styles. These relationships can include:

  • Oral sex

    Oral sex is when a person stimulates their partner’s genitals with their mouth, lips or tongue. Oral sex can include licking or sucking a person’s vulva, vagina/internal genitals, and clitoris (cunnilingus), penis/external genitals (blow job or fellatio), or anus (rimming or anilingus).

  • Pap screening

    The Pap test is an important screening test that looks for changes in the cells of the cervix that can lead to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is serious, but it usually develops slowly. If found and treated early, the chance of curing cervical cancer is very high. Cervical cancer is usually caused by a few types of Human Papillomavrus (HPV). The HPV strains that cause bumpy genital warts that you can see do not cause cervical cancer.

  • Partner notification

    If you have an STI, it is important that your sexual partners get tested and treated. Anyone you have had oral, anal, or vaginal/ internal genital sex with may have the same STI. They may unknowingly pass it on to another person, or it can develop into more serious health problems if left untreated.

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the internal reproductive organs, including the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It happens when bacteria travel up from the vagina into the reproductive organs. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are sexually transmitted bacterial infections that commonly cause PID. According to the Canadian PID Society, almost 100,000 Canadian people get PID each year.