We thought it would be necessary to discuss the importance of safe sex. Everybody knows about it but does everyone practice it? Likely not. If you haven't listened yet, CLICK HERE. Then come back for the show notes so we can talk about some safe sex guidelines:
♡ Safe Sex Guidelines
1. Communicate, communicate, communicate
- Communication is key (with partners about your and their sexual history)
2. Wear Protection
- use a male or female condom for intercourse
- use condoms or dental dams for oral sex
- use gloves for manual penetration
These are important points particularly when sexual history is unknown, to prevent child birth and for those who have multiple sex partners… which brings us to our next point:
3. Get tested with your partner before having sex
4. Avoid sex while intoxicated
- everyone who has done it has usually nothing good to say about it
5. Get Vaccinated particularly against HPV and HBV
- Typically HBV is given at birth with follow up titers as an adult to make sure you are still covered
- HPV can be given up to age 26 now and even after for certain groups
6. If you do have a sexually transmitted infection or disease it is important to avoid sex or communicate with your partner as previously mentioned as well as, seek treatment ASAP
In certain instances if you or your partner have HIV or multiple sexual partners there are options for HIV prophylaxis and this is something you should discuss with your physician
♡ Secret Tips
Sex is meant to be enjoyable so don’t be shy and talk to your partner about his or her wants or needs
Urinating after sex can help reduce risk of UTIs… yeah um... do that.
Condoms have an expiration date so please be sure to check it!
Make sure your protection packaging has not been tampered with!
- For example, a condom package should have air bubbles.
Do not reuse a condom and dispose of it properly.
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