Couples should test for STDs before getting intimate (Photo: iStock)
Molluscum contagiosum

This is a rare but highly contagious viral disease that causes the growth of raised bumps on your skin. These bumps are mostly painless and they appear in intimate areas like the groin, inner thighs and genitals.

These bumps might be painless but they can spread to other parts of the body. Once they heal they rarely come back, except in those who have a weak immunity and treatment options include laser therapy and chemical treatments.

Granuloma inguinale

This disease often causes gradual symptoms that start with a small pimple or rash. As time progresses, these pimples develop into painful ulcers.

Like other STDs, these ulcers can be found in the genital and anal areas. The best way to get a confirmed diagnosis is to go for testing where fluid in these scores can be examined.

This infection is most common in people who live in tropical regions. It is treatable and you might be prescribed some antibiotics to help get rid of the infection.

Lymphogranuloma venereum

Lymphogranuloma venereum, also known as LGV is a bacterial infection. It's not widely known but it usually occurs in people who practice anal sex.

When infected you will notice blood and puss stains after a long call and it can even cause you to experience constipation and pain while going for long calls.

If you spot any of these symptoms you have to go and seek medical help immediately because if left untreated, it can lead to permanent complications.