STIQ day is all about YOU, or more importantly, your sexual health!
It’s been launched to get you to think more about your sexual health and getting yourself tested to make sure that you are not infected.
After all…without a test, can you be 100% certain that you don’t have one?
The infection number in the UK is rising all the time, regardless of age, sexual orientation or number of sexual partners. It only takes one unprotected encounter for you to get an infection, and some of them can be fatal if left untreated!
What could you catch?
Well, there are many different infections that you could catch, and many of them are easily treated and clear up in no time at all, but there are also some which can be particularly painful and in some cases life threatening if left untreated!
Of the three people in the office today one of us for some reason is not drinking (booze) during the month of January… so, the rest of us figured we should make an effort to be supportive.
What’s it all about?
There are many reasons for doing a dryathlon (as it is also referred to), a lot of people simply see it as their new year’s resolution. Often they give up after a few days when they realise all their mates are ‘out to play ‘or someone has a party.
Other people say they are going to be more healthy in January after all the feasting and indulging that they have done over the festive period but again, after a few days of trying to be healthy, a large percentage of people simply give up and slip into old habits.
What are the benefits?
Nobody needs to be told that too much alcohol is bad for them, but what if you were told of all the benefits that you could have just by not having that tipple?
Well, there is the obvious one that jumps straight out, which is that you will save money! Just think what you could do with the extra cash instead of going to the pub or the off licence.
As well as saving money, there are several health benefits. You will sleep better by reducing your alcohol consumption, as well as noticing that you have a better skin tone and a nicer feel to your hair.
Above all, the major thing to come of going dry for a month will be the fact that you will be living a much healthier lifestyle, which in turn will contribute to you losing weight! What better incentive do you need than that?
You can help a good cause!
So with all these great benefits, it sound like a great idea doesn’t it? Well we certainly think it does anyway!