In the past, people believed women could get pregnant just by sitting on a toilet seat. Today, many Americans are under the mistaken impression that they can get an STD by using the bathroom and sitting on the toilet.
it’s an extreme case, this isn’t possible.
survey involving 2,000 sexually-active Americans noted there were
more false thinkings about STDs.
OnePoll survey found that 34 percent of respondents honestly thought
it was possible to catch a sexually transmitted disease from using a
public toilet seat.
WebMD said STD-causing organisms cannot live on a toilet surface for
a long time. The only conceivable way in which to become infected by
a toilet seat is if the genital or urethral tract makes contact with
the seat or you have a sore or cut where the body comes into contact
with the seat.
the chance is low.
of the American Society for Microbiology Dr. Abigail Salyers said
nobody, to her knowledge, has ever gotten an STD from a toilet seat
unless they had sex on it.
survey also found that 24 percent of people believed it was possible
to catch an STD from sharing drinks with someone who has the disease.
other points did the survey find?
Here’s what we've been up to recently.
Dalhousie University developed a mobile game that looks to teach African youth about STDs. The game, called STD Pong, was created after the well-known arcade game but involves African characters and storyline, educating the youth about nine kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and how they can protect themselves from a sexually transmitted infection.