Safe Sex Guide
The safe sex guide mandates that both partners be aware of the risks involved in sex and to take precautions recognized by most medical authorities to prevent the spread of disease. Although it's called "practicing safe sex," you'll want to have all the details down and omit any of the practicing part. Failure to take precautions can be unwanted and also include a new bundle of joy in approximately nine months. Sexually transmitted diseases shared among partners include: gonorrhea, chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, genital herpes, viral hepatitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Don't forget the risk of HIV/AIDS and other assorted STDs, that's short for sexually transmitted disease.
To follow the safe sex guide, you'll need a variety of important equipment, including:
- various kinds of condoms, depending on your sexual preferences
- computer and Internet access
- safe sex print books or brochures
- Buy safe sex equipment. It's not like you have go shop in special stores or make any kind of extra effort. Safe sex equipment, including all types of condoms, are sold at your local drug store. Most large grocery stores even carry a basic selection. Look near the pharmacy department or by the checkout counter. If you don't have sex that often, check your equipment periodically to make sure items have not expired or condoms are still flexible and moist in the packages.
- Learn how to use the equipment. This is probably the easiest step. Books and online videos provide detailed directions for using the essential safe sex equipment. You can find these videos online on various websites.
- Buy or make a suave carrying bag for your safe sex equipment. An old condom in the wallet is not what we're aiming for in this section. Buy a secure container to quickly and easily carry your safe sex kit when you need it.
- Practice makes perfect. Test all of your equipment until you can quickly employ any of the equipment you could possibly use. Remember to brush up on your skills if sex is a rare occasion. You want to make safe sex a quick and easy operation.
- Plan ahead. Better to be optimistic and bring all the equipment you'll need for safe sex than to come unprepared and be surprised.
- Interview your date. Of course you select your dates with discretion, but someone who fails to practice safe sex with others may just fly under your radar. You may be dazzled by a set of pearly white teeth or a pair of gorgeous eyes. Ask important questions prior to getting down and dirty. Playful questions are okay, provided they get to the point and interview the date regarding prior sex habit. The important questions include: Did your date ever use drugs and share needles with anyone else? Do they have an STD now? Have they been tested recently? If so, find out the results and if they had any sex after the testing was done. Did your date have sex with anyone from a country with high rates of HIV/AIDS or hepatitis? Sounds like you're giving the date the first degree, but you should also be under the microscope, if your date has anything on the ball, so to speak.
- Use your equipment. The equipment and your time spent on training doesn't do any good if you don't use it. Don't be shy; be safe and practice safe sex.