Safe Sex, The Key to Preventing STDs

STD Awareness Month is Coming to a Close
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Talking about safe sex does not mean to kill the intimacy and passion from your sex life. It means protecting from contracting sexually transmitted diseases and also reducing the risk of you infecting others unknowingly. Safe sex gives you protection against unwanted pregnancy and some other common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that can be transmitted during sexual intercourse. An example of such sexually transmitted infections are gonorrhea and chlamydia, but of course, most of the attention tend to land on HIV which is mainly transmitted through the vaginal or anal sex without the use of a condom. Wouldn’t you rather feel safe letting your passion loose during sex than always worrying about catching a dangerous infection? Safe sex can enhance the intensity and enjoyment you have with your partner between the sheets.

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If you have ever had anal, oral or vaginal intercourse without the use of a condom, or you have used the same needles used by someone else, then you stand at a risk of been HIV infected. The chances of being infected with STDs when having sex can be reduced by practicing safer sex. STDs and HIV infection are transmitted through contact with body fluids such as blood, semen and vaginal and cervical secretions.

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Intercourse that has to do with direct contact with these body fluid are risky and can cause infection.

When lovers take precautions during intercourse, it minimize the chances of having a direct contact with those body fluids and also make sex safer. Safe sex is imperative for both sex partners. It is your primary line of defense from the deadly and incurable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that is a part of modern society. Therefore, it is important for sex partners to come together and discuss what type of birth control methods they deem fit to use.

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Your goo will not touch my goo, and we’ll have a good time

It is also important to consider if either of the partners is infected already or has in time past been at risk of being infected with an STD.  If you are too embarrassed to get checked at a doctors office, there are alternatives like MyLabBox (a partner of GettingLaid.co) which allow you to do this critical testing in the safety of your own home.  It is a very delicate issue to discuss but yet it is also very crucial in relationships. Therefore, it is important to look for the right moment and time to discuss the topic. And above all, it is important to be honest with each other. If either of the partners is already infected with any STD, then he or she should inform the other partner and take the necessary precautions. It is not an easy task to open up to your partner if one is already infected so wisdom should be applied.


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Decisions as to what precautions they deem fit to use should be made together. As there are various types of birth control on the market, but not all are effective in preventing the spread of STDs. Condoms are the perfect choice because they are very efficient if properly used and are very cost effective.

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Condom guarantees more than 90% protection against all sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But a condom provides other advantages: they do not need a prescription, and they are easily available at stores and vending machines. Other preventive alternatives that can also be used are the IUDs, pills, diaphragms, foam, cervical caps, a sponge, Depo-Provera, Norplant. All these are only useful in the prevention of pregnancy, but they DO NOT prevent STDs.

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First the good news, you’re not pregnant, but you might want to sit down…

Simply put, safer sex means staying healthy and smart enough to prevent and protect yourself from unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It also means enjoying sex to its fullest. Safe sex is vital because health comes above all pleasure and it is our responsibility as partners in the society in whole.

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  • David Hoang
    27 April 2016 at 3:09 am - Reply

    Thank you for share

  • Chandan
    12 May 2016 at 1:55 am - Reply

    I am a medical student in Jpiter medical collage, Karnataka, bangalore. I had studied about sex life and i am agree with you. I really enjoyed your article may be thatsy i am your subscriber. Thanks for the post

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