Sex is the most thought about and the most exciting topic in the entire world. Yet, many of us are still ignorant about safe sex, maybe because we are too conservative to seek help from someone or we are too shy to discuss openly about sex. There is nothing taboo about the subject of sex, it is in fact a mandatory subject and has been taken up in the curriculum of many schools and colleges in US and some other countries.
Unfortunately conservative Muslim countries as well as Asian countries still consider the subject of sex as a forbidden topic and maybe that is the reason why sexually transmitted diseases are still evident. Here are some important facts to consider before indulging in a sexual relationship with anyone.
The first thumb rule of sex is to consider the safety of both your partner and yourself. Wearing a condom might take the pleasure out of your copulation; however becomes a necessity in view of numerous sexually transmitted diseases. For a woman who is in a steady relationship and yet not planning on a family, she should use a contraceptive after taking the advice of a gynecologist.
Know Your Partner
Random sex is always dangerous and you never know what your partner might have indulged in the past. The best course is to always find out more about your partner and give your consent only after establishing certain facts.
There will be many occasions when your partner will claim to be clean and insist on having sex without protection. We all understand the urges of the body, however it is always better to avoid a few minutes of pleasure for a longer period of pain later. Always ensure that your partner uses protection and not go by blind ‘safety’ claims.
Safe Period Is Not Always Safe
There are many people who follow the safe period sex. The safe period for a woman is the time between one week before and after the menstruation period. However, this method has a high failure rate and even if you are safe from conceiving, you are definitely not safe from STDs.
Your Place Or Mine
We have all heard about situations where women have been duped into having sex and secretly filmed and later the video has been released on the internet. To avoid getting into an unwanted situation like that, it is better to always insist on having sex at a place known to you and not at an anonymous motel or his friend’s place. Unless you are in a serious relationship with your partner it is always better to reserve trust till a later period.
It might sound cliched but there is a right time and age for everything, especially, safe sex. There are various ages of consent stipulated by Governments of different countries; however we all know anyone hardly follows them. But it is very important to hold off sex till you are mature enough to understand the implications and also to avoid any physical ramifications like tearing of tissues while having sex.
Having sex might seem like the most natural act to indulge in, and it is in fact the most natural act, but things like safety and protection even though sound banal; are the prerequisite for a healthy sex life.