Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are undoubtedly every sexually active adult's worst nightmare.

The potential health risk they pose, not to mention the 'stigma' associated with them are high up on the list why sexually active adults are urged to take precaution in matters of the bedroom.

But despite the many warnings, many still fall victim to STDs, which really shouldn't be the case.

Apart from HIV, there are several other sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes amongst other STDs which could have equally damaging health consequences.

On this note, here are 5 things you should know about STDs and why every sexually active adult should exercise caution, particularly if one has multiple sexual partners.