Some Common Myths About Safe Sex

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Many people are still unaware about the ill-effects of unprotected sex. If you count yourself among them, then it is high time that you start looking for information that reveals the truth about the risks associated with unprotected sexual habits.

It is a myth to think that since you practice monogamy, you are 100% protected against any kind of infection related to sex. Monogamy just helps in reducing the overall risks of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. But, there are some imminent hazards still to fear. For example, your partner might have had sex with many people earlier and in the course they might have contracted an infection. Unfortunately, these infections do not show any sign till it is rather too late to treat them.

Hence, it is always advisable for both the partners to undergo regular medical screening.

In some cases, there may be one partner that may play the spoilsport. For example, they may betray their partner by pulling off the condom just at the last minute when indulging in penetrative sexual intercourse. The receptive partner may not be aware of these vicious motives at all. This incidence is also seen in the cases where people go overboard in sex due to the influence of drugs or alcohol. You may realize your mistake a few minutes later but it may be too late to make amends.

Such lapses or overconfidence is regarded as one of the major reasons for unwanted or surprise pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Moving on with the list of myths associated with safe sex practices, people believe that contraceptives are good antidotes for infections. This may be only half-truth; contraceptives are formulated with the primary motive of controlling conception and birth. So, it is not wise to treat a birth-control technique to prevent sex-related infections.

There are other methods for safe sex, such as condoms men and women, uniquely designed to suit their varying needs. Some sexual partners may also encounter unexpected conception, which may be triggered by an improper use of the condom. This happens mostly in the case of latex or highly lubricated condoms. They can move from their place and hence may be rendered ineffective.

So, just by wearing a condom you should not expect to win over infections. You should know how to use a condom in the right manner to achieve 100% results. It is a myth to think that two condoms at once can give more satisfactory results; the results are often discouraging in the sense that there is friction between them, and both of them get displaced from their original position.