Safer Sex

What is safer sex?

A safer sex is referred to as a sexual activity done which involve protecting yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted infections. Safer sex has been found to make an individual healthy and even bring about a better sex.

How a safer sex can protect you from sexually transmitted diseases?

Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are transmitted from one person to another during sexual activity. Any individual that engage in oral, anal or vaginal sex or skin contact with another person can get STD. Safer sex which is also known as “safe sex” involves taking steps to protect yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted disease when you are sexually active.

There are many ways to make sex safer. One of the best ways is to use a barrier such as condoms or dental dams anytime you have oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Condoms are available for both male and female. These barriers protect the parts of the genitals thereby protecting both partners from body fluids and some skin-to-skin contact that has been found to distribute sexually transmitted diseases.

Going for a regular checkup for STD is also part of safer sex, even if you still use condoms and you feel well. A lot of people with STDs shows no symptoms or are unaware that they are infected and can easily spread an infection to their partners. A test is the only way to know for sure if a person has STD.

When you engage in sexual activity such as outercourse or mutual masturbation, your chance of contact STDs is low. These are ways great way to get sexual satisfaction safely and be intimate with another person. But if you removing your underwear and touching each other or having any kind of sex, making use of barriers is the safer way to go.

Avoiding too much alcohol or taking other drugs is one of those ways to make safer sex. When you are intoxicated, this can make you lose the memory of how important safer sex is, and this can result in making sudden decisions that can predispose you to sexually transmitted diseases. It is also more difficult to wear condoms properly and remember other principles of safe sex when you are drunk or high.

Are some types of sex less dangerous than others?

There are even some methods that are free from risk to get sexual pleasure and be close with your partner such as masturbating, then dry humping (known as grinding) with clothes on.

Activities that have low risk include kissing, touching the genitals of your partner with your hands, using sex toys with a partner, dry humping (grinding) without clothes and oral sex. But it is still possible to get some STDs from these acts. It is therefore important to use condoms and dams in order to avoid contact with skin and fluids whenever you can and to help you stay healthy.

Vaginal or anal sex without a condom is very risky. You can contract any sexually transmitted disease during an unprotected vaginal or anal sex. The best way to protect yourself if you have vaginal or anal sex is to use condoms every time. Using lubricants with this condom also makes sex safer, especially anal sex.