When you think of the possibly outcome(s) of behaving irresponsibly, safer sex is just plain old common sense. Practicing safer sex contributes to your emotions. Never risks a quick roll in the hay for your psychological and social well being. Never!
Always talk with your partner about being in a monogamous relationship before you engage in sex. If you and your partner don’t have a disease and you only have one partner, then you lower your risk of contracting a STD.
Ask your partner is she or he is willing to take a STD or HIV test. You should be prepared to take a test as well as your partner. Once tested, you should still use condoms. Talk with your partner about what kind of condoms he/she likes.
Bodily fluids that are prevented to pass to you or your partner during sexual intercourse are a great safe sex practice. Nonpenetrative sex or sex with a condom are the best ways to engage and practice safer sex. If you do not know for certain your partners sexual history, a condom should always be worn.
There are female and male condoms. Condoms for both sexes prevent contact with a partner’s vaginal fluid or semen.
Transmission of HIV, AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) can be passed through intercourse and oral sex. A person can become infected by engaging in oral sex if there is an open wound, cut, or sore in the mouth.
Even if your wear a condom genital warts and herpes can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. If you have genital warts or herpes, please forewarn your partner. You should abstain from sex if you have any type of STD.
If you know for certain that you have a STD you need to tell your partner. Although your partner may not show any signs of symptoms, he/she still may have the disease. Because some STD’s are asymptomatic, both partners need treatment.
As mentioned earlier, the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases are to practice safer sex. If you are going to engage in vaginal-penile intercourse and/or anal-penile intercourse, use a latex condom every single time. Remember it only takes ONE time to contract a disease.
Using condoms is not bad at all. Exploring condoms is different colors, sizes, and shapes can be exciting. Find the one that works and feels best for you and your partner. Once you get used to using condoms, you won’t mind using them.
If you are going to use a lubricant with a condom, use water-based lubricants only. Petroleum jelly can cause a condom to break during sex, making you at risk to contact a disease. K-Y Liquid (NOT K-Y Jelly), Aqualube, Wet, Astroglide, and Probe, are a few water-based lubricants that you may like to give a try.
All in all, let’s be smart. Practice Safer Sex!