That’s right. Molluscum Contagiosum, it’s an STD. Whether you call it molluscum or moluscum or molluscum contagiosum, water warts or those ugly bumps, it’s still an STD. However, you can get molluscum contagiosum in many non-sexually transmitted ways. Touching, sweating areas of the gym, saunas, pools and any place where sweat can linger. But for purposes of this article, we’re just going to focus on molluscum as an STD.
Define an STD
STD, an STD is a sexually transmitted disease. It’s a pretty simple concept, these are diseases that we get by having sexual encounters with another partner. The little buggers (organisms) that cause the disease can be spread by blood, semen, or bodily fluids. It is even possible to contact this disease from people who seem perfectly healthy at the time of contact. They may not even be aware that they are infected. Tricky stuff this molluscum contagiosum virus.
The Most Typical STD’s
The most typical STD’s are genital herpes, chlamydia, syphilis, genital warts and gonorrhea. These are the diseases that typically come to mind when we think of an STD. However since molluscum contagiosum can be transmitted from one person to another through sexual contact, it also falls under the category of an STD.
So how did I get molluscum contagiosum?
Of all the STD’s molluscum may be the easiest to contract. All that is required is skin to skin contact. That’s where the contagiosum in the name comes from, the virus is contagious