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Safe Sex

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Safe sex is the term given to the intercourse which prevents the direct contact and exchange of Semen, Vaginal Fluid and other secretions of the body like Breast milk and Saliva. This will help in reducing the risk of getting Sexually Transmitted Diseases and even pregnancy along with

 

Safe sex is the term given to the intercourse which prevents the direct contact and exchange of Semen, Vaginal Fluid and other secretions of the body like Breast milk and Saliva. This will help in reducing the risk of getting Sexually Transmitted Diseases and even pregnancy along with. It is generally achieved by using one of the following methods -

  • Male Condoms
  • Latex Surgical gloves
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Sex without going for penetration
  • Dry sex
  • Using spermicides like nonocidal-9
  • Female Condoms

The above mentioned methods will not only protect against pregnancy but they will protect from getting Sexually Transmitted Disease.

Common sexually transmitted disease

Hurdles to safe sex

  • Not using male and female condoms
  • Ignorance and/or lack of complete information about the partner
  • One of the partners having history of any of the above listed sexually transmitted diseases
  • Using unusual methods for sexual pleasure like oral sex, anal sex etc.
  • Intravenous drug users are more susceptible for getting the sexually transmitted disease
  • Use of alcohol and other illicit drugs may precipitate the unsafe sex and makes an person more susceptible for the various diseases

Tips for safe sex

  • Always use water based lubricant and never use oil base as oil may disrupt the latex barrier and will expose the person
  • Use a condom once
  • Identify the right surface of the condom and wear it in right way
  • Keep some space in the front part of the penis without air for the accumulation of the semen
  • Never try non preferred methods of sex like oral sex and anal sex and if trying it one must use condoms and take appropriate precautions
  • If using some articles like sex toys for pleasure then never uses them without applying condoms, also these should not be exchanged between two individuals
  • Throw the used condom immediately