Saturday, December 6, 2014

Protection against Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Have you ever heard the term, to-die-for body? Do not take it literally. You do not want to meet an untimely death for no-one’s sake. You do not want to find the symptoms of STD on yourself or your partner.

There are many ways to stay out of harm’s way. Ask your sex partners to get tested. Get checked yourself. If you have any suspicion that you are infected, or you notice any change in your body, any possible symptoms of STD, do not hesitate. Go to see your doctor, the sooner the better.

Always use protection so that to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Your sex partner has to understand that you value your health and safety. Insist on using a condom, which is still the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, you have to keep in mind that condom is not the best alternative when it comes to birth control. There are much safer, better, more effective ways to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Condom prevents your partner’s semen, vaginal fluids, or blood from getting into your body and blood stream and infecting you with a disease.

There are alternatives to condoms: latex surgical gloves or plastic wraps. Condom is your safest choice. You have to make sure that you use the right condom the right way.

Lubricated latex condoms are safe. Avoid condoms made of lambskin! They do not prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases – so they are useless, since we know that condoms are not the most effective way to prevent pregnancy.

If you use lubrication, use water-based lubes. Aqua Lube, Foreplay, KY Jelly are good examples. Oil based lubricants may damage condoms, and you do not want an ugly surprise. Shun vaseline, creams, and lotions.

You have to use condom for vaginal and anal sex, this goes without saying. You also must use condoms when you have oral sex with your partner. Yes, a diseased partner can infect you with HIV and other diseases through your mouth. You may have tiny wounds on the mucus membrane lining of your mouth (coming from brushing your teeth or biting your tongue), so, without protection, you are not safe at all.

Always check out the expiration date on the packaging of the condom. Put it on an erected penis, pull the foreskin back, and make sure that you are using the condom on the right side.

Once the sexual intercourse is over, the man should withdraw until his penis is still hard. When pulling his penis out, he should hold the condom with a hand, making sure it will not slip off.

When you give oral sex to a woman, use plastic wrap. Place it over her vagina. Like a condom, it can protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.