The human body is a complex machine. With so many organs, muscles, nerves all functioning as though with a mind of their own, for a layman like us, it can get pretty tedious to judge whether or not it is working fine. Especially for ones who are sexually active.
Our body reacts to everything we indulge in, whether it is food, drinks, conversation or even sex. And so, as a result, sometimes, it could have an impact on us that might be getting by our eyes from right under our noses.
I am talking about a few signs concerning sexual health that can be easy to miss, but should always be kept an eye out for. Here are some of the common ones:1. Lumps Near Your Genitals
It is important to check the area around your scrotum for any in-growth or formation of a lump around the area.
Since the area surrounding the genitals is anyway sensitive, lumps can sometimes arise due to ingrown hair, but it could also be a sign for genital warts or an infection.2. Discharge
If and when you see your penis or your rectum letting an unusual discharge out of your body, it is a sign that something might be up with your sexual health.
A green or yellow discharge could hint at gonorrhoea, while a white discharge could mean trichomoniasis and if the discharge is white but odourless and thick then that could mean you have a yeast infection.3. Burning Sensation While Peeing
Another telling hint that you might be experiencing a sexual health concern is when you feel a burning sensation while you pee.
Usually indicative of a UTI, this is not something major to worry about but nonetheless, should not be taken lightly. It could also mean the presence of an STD like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, etc.4. Eye Infection/Irritation
A lesser-known fact about STDs is that it can also be transmitted through oral sex and one way of that happening is when semen or vaginal fluid can enter the eye and cause an infection.
Hence, it is best to get that checked immediately and use a condom the next time around!5. Pain Near The Genitals
Pain, anywhere in the body, is a sign of distress and must be paid attention to. Especially when it happens near the genitals or the abdomen, which could mean that something is wrong.
For instance, swelling of testicles, bleeding or even pain during sex are all signs that your body might be experiencing an STD or an infection.