STDs or sexually transmitted diseases have turned into a big issue since these health issues became common. There are severe consequences when you don’t have protected sex. AIDS, teen pregnancies and other issues could affect you and your loved ones for the rest of your lives just because of a brief moment of pleasure. Practicing safe sex and making sure that your partner also does the same should be a main responsibility once you become sexually active. Here are some tips to help encourage others to do it as well.
Know these illnesses by reading about them or talk to your doctor about signs and symptoms. People can just easily deny that they don’t have an STD, so if you end up having sex with someone infected, you might also get sick as well. It’s not a shock to hear stories about people having more than one sexual partner at the same time. These people have a higher risk of getting infected since they can’t really tell if their partners are safe or not. Once you have the basic knowledge of how to know if the person is ill or not, you can avoid an infection.
Be open and honest
It’s important to know that you and your partner are honest with each other about sexual experiences and past infections. The best way to keep safe it to only have sex with one partner and telling everything they need to know about your sexual health. If your partner had experienced being infected with STD before, ask them if they’ve had it cured or treated before you had your first sexual encounter. You can also ask them to get regular check-ups and STD testing with you.
Use a condom
Protecting yourself and you’re partner is as simple as putting on a condom. There are hundreds of types of condoms available in the market, ranging from different materials to sizes and even flavors. Condoms will not only help you protect yourself from STDs, it can also prevent an unplanned pregnancy. There are condoms, like organic condoms, that are no able to protect you from STDs. These are made from special material from lamb intestines which have tiny pores that viruses and bacteria can still pass though. Use organic condoms if you know your partner is safe and if you only want to prevent a pregnancy.
All in all, keep safety in mind when having sex. You may be having fun right now, but you might just regret it at the end of the day. Attend seminars, read about new STDs and illnesses and their cures, and keep updated on news about sexual health.