Do’s and Don’ts of Safe Sex Practices

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Enjoying physical intimacy not only provides a boost to your health but also props up your mood for a fresh morning filled with joy and enthusiasm. But, at the same time, you need to exercise care and caution while engaging in sex so that you are not put in a jinx at any time. In other words, the more you are serious about safe sex practices, the better your chances are to enjoy a trouble-free sexual health for a long time to come.

In this context, let us begin with the do’s of safe sex practices. They are:

A. First and most important is to make a conscientious effort to know more about the sexually transmitted infections, their causes and proven ways to prevent them from affecting you.

B. Secondly, try to limit the number of sexual partners you have a relationship with.

C. Aim at monogamy to minimize the risks of infection; at the same time, make sure your partner has been screened for sex-related illnesses recently before indulging in sex with them.

D. All types of sexual activities need to be carried out in a safe manner by using proper, effective measures like condoms. This is mandatory even for oral or anal sex.

E. Be frank while discussing with your partner about their idea of sex as well as the mode of enjoying physical intimacy.

F. Immunization is also a viable method of prevention of infections.

G. Try to gather as much as possible about the right way of using condoms to avoid unwanted pregnancies or sex-related illnesses.

H. Be honest and reveal details about your past, including the kinds of sexual relationships you had with several partners.

I. A regular screening for infections is necessary for both men and women.

After getting a brief idea about the do’s of safer sex, let us browse through the points to be avoided, i.e. the don’ts.

i. Never reuse condoms.

ii. Expired condoms are dangerous to use.

iii. Do not combine a contraceptive with a condom or two condoms together.

iv. It is not a good idea to combine alcohol or drugs with sex as you may go overboard due to a lack of clear thinking.

v. Never share needles with your partner as they may become carriers of infection-causing pathogens.

vi. Do not feel overconfident about your partner’s sexual health just because they appear to be neat, well-dressed and healthy.

In a nutshell, the chances of prevention of sexually transmitted infections are high among people that are diligent and serious in their efforts to maintain a clean, risk-free and prolonged sexual health.