Welcome to our guide on Tips for Having Safe Sex!
Many people often think of safe sex as just using condoms during penis-in-vagina sex, but it’s much more than that. Safe sex is about engaging in all sexual activities in a way that prevents unplanned pregnancies and the transmission of STIs.
So, what exactly is safe sex?
It’s a way to protect yourself and your partner from STIs and unintended pregnancies. Safe sex can also be referred to as “safer sex” or “protected sex”, but even if you take many precautions, it’s not always 100% effective.
Who should be practising safe sex?
Everyone! Although the risk of pregnancy is only applicable to sexual partners where one has a vulva and one has a penis, STIs can be transmitted through any type of sexual activity involving bodily fluids, including vaginal, oral, or anal sex, as well as heavy petting like dry humping or fingering. Regardless of your gender or sexual orientation, anyone can contract and spread an STI. So let’s make sure we all have fun, consensual, and safe sex!
How to be safer?
Ah, the joys of sex! But with great pleasure comes great responsibility. If you’re a couple with a penis involved, condoms are your trusty sidekick when it comes to new partners. However, if you’re in a committed relationship and have both been tested, you might not need them. Just don’t forget about birth control if you want to avoid pregnancy!
And what about vulva owners? Enter the femidom – a female version of a condom that not many people know about. It’s a great way to prevent infections, just like condoms.
Ladies, if you’re into other ladies, you can still pass on STIs through oral sex. Yikes! To make cunnilingus safer, use a dental dam (basically a stretched-out condom) during the act. And avoid “scissoring” – it might sound fun, but it increases your chances of transmitting something nasty.
As for our gay male friends (or anyone with a penis who has sex with people with penises), you’ve probably heard of PrEP. It’s a medication that lowers the chance of contracting HIV, and it’s a game-changer. But remember, it doesn’t protect against other STIs, so use condoms as well, especially if you’re not monogamous.
No matter what, always get tested for STIs every time you switch partners or every six months, even if you feel fine. The most common symptom of STIs is no symptom at all!
In conclusion, sex is fun and should be enjoyed consensually. But it’s also important to protect yourself and your partners. That means getting regular checkups, communicating about past infections, and using protection when necessary. At our sex shop in Batumi, we’re all about sex, toys and rock and roll!