Healthy sex life with certain precautions and safe behaviors.
It is normal for teens to have sex in modern life, but how do they know that safe sex is important too. Safe sex is a sexual activity that uses methods to reduce the risk of transmitting or acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially HIV.
However, a safer sex practice would help your sex life become healthier and reduce the risk of getting or spreading a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Here, Lendgogo would like to provide you with some safer sex guidelines.
1. Limit the number of sexual partners.
Studies have shown that the more sexual partners a person has, the greater the chance of getting or spreading an STI. Limit your sexual activity to only 1 partner who is only having sex with you. This helps reduce the risk of getting or spreading a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
2. Think twice before starting sexual relations with a new partner.
Before starting a sexual relationship with your new partner, talk to her/him about general sexual behavior and sexually transmitted infections, which will help you make decisions about sexual activity and take safety measures in advance to reduce the risk of infection.
3. Avoid sex under the influence of an amount of alcohol or drugs.
Avoid having sex under the influence of a certain amount of alcohol or drugs, which can interfere with decision-making or stick to your decision about sexual activity.
4. Using methods or barriers to reduce the risk of transmitting.
Use methods or measures to protect your body, such as condoms, dental dams, and gloves that can prevent microorganisms from causing sexually transmitted infections of bacteria and viruses. The use of condoms can reduce infection and spread of disease or the role of contraception. Usually, the material of condoms should be latex or polyurethane, not natural materials.
5. Help protect your mouth by using dental dams.
The use of dental dams (originally used in dentistry) is a sheet of latex used for protection during oral sex. It is usually used as a barrier between the oral cavity and the vulva during cunnilingus or between the oral cavity and anus during anal sex.
6. Properly disinfect sex toys.
Properly disinfect shared sex toys. If sex toys are shared and not cleaned properly, sex toys can spread microorganisms from one person to another. The cleaning method depends on the material of the toy.
7. Avoid contact with another person’s sores.
Be aware of touching another person’s sores. Check your body frequently for signs of a sore, blister, or herpes. However, the herpes virus can be so small that they are invisible to the naked eye, but if you have herpes and touch it, you will transfer the herpes virus to your hands and you can spread it to others.
8 .Enjoy solo fun.
Solo sexual activities are less risky than partnered activities. Solo sexual activities include watching porn, solo masturbation, or using sex toys to help enjoy solo activities.
9. Other forms of safe sex.
Other forms of safe sex, such as vaccination. Vaccination can reduce the risk of infection. The most common vaccines prevent hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV). Hepatitis B virus can cause acute or chronic inflammation of the liver; human papillomavirus can cause cervical cancer, penile cancer, oral cancer, and genital warts. The transmission is through contact with infected blood or body fluids.
10. Check your body frequently for signs of a sore, rash, or discharge.
See your healthcare provider for regular Pap tests, pelvic exams, and periodic tests for STIs. Some STIs (like chlamydia and gonorrhea) can be cured. If you treat an STI you won’t spread it to others. However, you can get re-infected if you are exposed to the bacteria again.
Calmly and honestly talking about safe sex with parents or adults can help you understand sex knowledge and sexually transmitted infections (STI), or keep following our Lenggogo blog. We will regularly update the knowledge about sex and create topics that are appropriate for a safe sex discussion.