Safe sex advice you need to know
It is inevitable that at some point in time, you will begin to have an active sex life, and that is if you haven’t yet. But when you do, keep in mind to be responsible and practice it safely as much as possible. This is to ensure that you are protected from diseases that may be transmitted through intercourse, as well as from unplanned pregnancies that may change the course of your life. Thereby, below are some safety advice that you need to know.
Yes, using a condom may seem to be the most practical way to practice it safely. However, it is better if you bring your own condom, or BYOC. Avoid relying on your partner for condom or lube supplies because when you have your own, you know the expiration date and quality of your supply. Make the practice of putting on a condom as a part of your intercourse, rather than a task that interrupts it. Thus, it is best to put on one as soon as you are ready, and your partner has figured out the tricks on how to increase blood flow to penis. Among the options available, you can also explore the use of a vacuum penile pump to help increase penis blood flow, which makes it easier to put on a condom.
Limit alcohol intake
Another safety advice that you need to know is to limit your alcohol intake before intercourse. This is because being too drunk may fail you in making a better judgment. In addition to this, there is a great chance that you won’t enjoy the experience as much as you would when you are sober. A couple of drinks won’t really hurt and may even ignite your under-the-sheet activity. However, having intercourse while you and your partner are both sober is still a better – and safer – practice.
Get tested regularly
Visit your medical practitioner from time to time and get the necessary tests you need, especially when you have an active sex life with multiple partners. It is not enough though that you get tested. You must exert an extra effort to know what you are being tested for and research about these diseases. Ask your doctor whether you are being scanned for gonorrhoea, chlamydia, hepatitis, HIV, herpes or syphilis. For women under 26 years of age, some doctors advise to be vaccinated to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases such as HPV. Speak with your doctor about this and they will tell you what’s best for you. The important thing is that you are on top of your health, especially when you already regularly engage in sex.
Practicing intercourse safely is imperative to ensure that you are protected from illnesses that can be brought about by active sex life. Communicate with your partner and ensure that you are on the same page when it comes to exerting the extra effort necessary for safety. Keep in mind that check-ups and tests should also be made regularly to ensure that you are fit and healthy.
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