Next Stop on the Poké Train? STD Knowledge!

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By Joe

Is this new fascinating phenomenon of Pokémon Go taking control of your life? Is every minute of the day being controlled or dictated through the drastic loops of Pokémon? Well, you’re not alone.

Pokémon isn’t the only thing that can take control and ownership over your life if you let it; STDs can too, but only if you allow them to.  STDs can become a problem in your life if you act on impulse instead of thinking it through. For example, it's best to always be prepared with condoms on hand; but just like playing Pokémon Go ALL THE TIME, it can be extremely hard to resist living in the moment and skipping the condom.

The good news is if you DO have a slip up (I'm talking about forgetting to use a condom, not playing Pokémon Go instead of doing your math homework), it's not the end of the world. You and your partner can get tested at a clinic near you for STDs (and pregnancy if you had sex with someone of the opposite sex). Think of it as a wake up call to get properly informed on STD prevention. Remember, some STDs can be cured with antibiotics, but some, like herpes and HIV, you'll have forever.

It’s important for you to take ownership and be informed about your health just as you're taking ownership in capturing these Pokémon at whatever cost.