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The only safe sex is no sex, according to most healthcare providers. Abstinence may be the only true form of "safe" sex. All forms of sexual contact carry some risk.
Find out more about cookies and your privacy in our policy. Planning on having sex? Safe sex is any sexual contact you have while protecting yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted infections STIs and unplanned pregnancy.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. Yes, I know I should use condoms, but if I'm hooking up with different people, is there anything else I should be doing to protect myself from STDs?
Young people in Uganda are advised by the Ministry of Health and other authorities to abstain from sex in order to avoid the human immunodeficiency virus HIVother sexually transmitted diseases STD and early pregnancies. If they cannot abstain they should use condoms and they should stay faithful to their partner. To find out how young people perceive this advice and if they find it possible and realistic to follow.
Want to know the secret to having mind-blowing, uninhibited, freaky AF sex? It's safety. Does that sound boring?
Sex is not only to have babies but to express our love and affection; to feel pleasure and intimacy. Living within us however, are microbes that can be sexually transmitted and which cause disease. It is currently estimated that there are around million infections acquired every year just for the four diseases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomonas, and there are many other STIs as well.
Being prepared, being ready, and being safe are healthy and wise. Preventing getting or spreading sexually transmitted infections STIssuch as HIV, gonorrhea, or syphilis, helps both you and your partners stay disease-free. Plus, smart use of birth control can help you avoid an unplanned pregnancy. Birth control options are expanding.