Pleasure is important as is protection, but the good thing is that safe sex can give you both. The following are safe sex tips that can help you get the job done.
How Can Sex Be Made to Feel Better by Safer Sex?
Making safe sex sexy is one of the easiest ways you can make safe sex feel great. You can touch and kiss one another while you get the dam or condom out. Have your partner put on the dam or condom to keep the mood going. When using the female condom, your partner can insert it in the anus or vagina for you. Attitude is everything and the better you feel about the use of protection the better you will feel when using it.
Condoms are of different types and everyone can find one that feels good and right. Some of the condoms are designed to make sex better by increasing sensation: textures such as ribbing and studs, ultra-thin materials, colors, and special lubricants can all add to the fun. When using female condoms during vaginal sex, the inner ring of the condom can stimulate the penis’ inner tip while the external ring rubs against the clitoris and vulva and many people like the different sensations. Condoms can actually help sex last longer.
You can also stay safe and make sex feel great by using extra lube. Just apply several drops of lube inside the condom and/or rub it on each other’s genitals. Flavored lube and condoms can make oral sex a tasty treat. Many people actually love the feeling of getting oral sex via a dental dam.
Stress is one of the quickest ways to ruin fun, sexy time. Safe sex is the better option since it allows you to focus on your partner and pleasure without having to worry about STDs. Knowing that you are protecting your partner and yourself from pregnancy/STDs can make you feel responsible and proud. Talking to your partner about protection, STDs, and getting tested together is a wonderful way to improve your communication, strengthen your relationship, and increase trust and intimacy.
How Can You Make Safe Sex More Convenient?
Unless you use barriers such as condoms they cannot offer protection, so always having protection close by will make it easier to stick to your safe sex game plan. Fortunately, condoms are highly portable, small, and you can easily stash them in your backpack or purse. It is also advisable to keep plenty of lube and condoms close to your bed.
Adding condoms to foreplay is another way to make safe sex more convenient. You can put the condom on your partner and rub some lube on his penis while you continue kissing and touching one another. If you do this, the condom will become part of the action instead of an impediment to the action. Female condoms can be put in ahead of time before getting busy so that it becomes more spontaneous to have safe sex.
You can easily get condoms from community health centers, Planned Parenthood health centers, drug stores, online, convenience stores, supermarkets, and even vending machines, so they are quite convenient. A prescription is not needed to buy them and there aren’t any age restrictions – anyone can buy dams, female condoms, and condoms. Condoms are actually free sometimes. Dams and female condoms might be a bit harder to find, but they are still out there and you can actually order them online.
What Should You Do After Having Unprotected Sex?
Talk to a qualified healthcare professional such as a nurse or doctor about testing for STDs. While some of the STDs show up on tests within one week of infection, others take longer and might not appear on tests immediately. You can contact your doctor, nurse, or a Planned Parenthood health center to find out which tests are most appropriate for you and when you should get them.
If either you or your partner has symptoms of an STD or if a past sexual partner informs you that he/she has an STD, ensure that you use a company like Safer STD testing to get tested immediately.
Keep in mind that most people that have an STD do not actually exhibit any symptoms and might not know that they are infected. If you feel perfectly fine and don’t notice any signs of an STD, it is still advisable to get tested. People that have sex of any kind need to be tested for the common STDs about once annually.
If you had unprotected penis-in-vagina (vaginal) sex without the use of a condom and are not using any other form of birth control such as the ring, implant, IUD, or the pill, you could also be at risk for getting pregnant. If it is not your wish to get pregnant, use emergency contraceptives immediately. Emergency contraceptives i.e. the morning-after pill helps prevent pregnancy up to five days after having sex, but some kinds work better the earlier they are used, so ensure that you act fast.