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    Trichomoniasis is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. It is commonly transmitted through sexual activity, but many people wonder if it can be contracted non-sexually…

    So is this true or just another STI myth? Let's get into it!

    Understanding Trichomoniasis:

    Trichomoniasis is primarily spread through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The parasite can easily pass from one person to another during intercourse, making it a common STI. However, it is important to note that trichomoniasis is not exclusive to sexual transmission.

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    Possible Non-Sexual Transmission:

    While sexual contact is the primary mode of transmission for trichomoniasis, there have been rare cases reported of non-sexual transmission. It is believed that the parasite can survive outside the body for a short period of time, allowing for potential transmission through sharing of personal items such as towels, bathing suits, or sex toys.

    However, it is important to clarify that these instances of non-sexual transmission are extremely rare and unlikely to occur under normal circumstances. The risk of contracting trichomoniasis without engaging in sexual activity is minimal, but not completely impossible.

    Common Symptoms of Trichomoniasis:

    Trichomoniasis can cause a range of symptoms, although many people who are infected may not experience any symptoms at all.

    Common symptoms include vaginal itching, burning, and redness, as well as an unusual discharge with a strong odor. Some people may also experience pain during urination or sexual intercourse.

    If you have a penis, symptoms can include itching or irritation inside the penis, as well as a burning sensation after urination or ejaculation. In some cases, there may be a clear discharge from the penis.

    Prevention and Importance of Early Detection:

    The best way to prevent trichomoniasis is to practice safe sex by using condoms correctly and consistently. Having conversations with partners about their last STI testing can also help decrease your risk of exposure. Additionally, avoiding sharing personal items such as towels or sex toys can reduce the risk of transmission.

    While trichomoniasis is primarily transmitted through sexual activity, there have been rare cases of non-sexual transmission. However, the risk of contracting trichomoniasis without engaging in sexual activity is minimal. It is important to understand the common symptoms of trichomoniasis and the importance of early detection and treatment.

    If you suspect that you may have trichomoniasis or any other STI, it is important to seek testing and treatment. TBD Health offers comprehensive STI testing services and provides confidential and professional care with either at home testing kits, or in person care in our Las Vegas or Denver Carehubs. Don't hesitate to take control of your sexual health and get tested today.

    Reviewed by Sarah, NP on Jan 23, 2024

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