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Tips to Have a Healthy and Safe Sex Life

Sex is a normal part of being human, but in rare cases, it can also be perilous—various diseases and infections, ranging from STDs to cancer and even rape. However, as long as you’re smart and take some precautions, sex can be safe and healthy.

With a massive increase in sexual stimulants and aphrodisiacs worldwide, the issue of healthy sex is becoming more and more prominent. Until recently, we were not as aware of the potential dangers connected to sex. Nowadays, everyone seems to be interested in having safe sex.

Questions about the safety of your sexual activity need to be addressed. If you are sexually active, knowing how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases will give you confidence and peace of mind.

You can have a healthy sex life if you take care of yourself.

Here are some tips to help you have a safe and healthy sex life

  1. Take birth control pills every day as prescribed by your doctor. These pills prevent ovulation (the release of an egg) and thicken cervical mucus so sperm cannot enter the uterus. If taken correctly — without missing any doses — they’re over 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. They also help protect against some STDs and ovarian and uterine cancers caused by unplanned pregnancies.
  2. Get tested for STDs and HIV regularly. If you’re sexually active, you must get tested at least once a year.
  3. If you’re at high risk for HIV, talk with your doctor about getting on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a prescription drug that helps prevent HIV infection.
  4. Get vaccinated against HPV (human papillomavirus) before becoming sexually active, especially if you’re not in a monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner who has been screened for HPV.
  5. Get vaccinated against hepatitis B if you haven’t already been vaccinated against it and if your sexual partners aren’t infected with hepatitis B.
  6. Use condoms whenever you have sex with a new partner or when using a shared condom for vaginal or anal intercourse (even if it’s just once).
  7. Be honest with your partner about any STIs you’ve had in the past — and get tested regularly if you’re at risk for getting an STI. If you don’t know your partner’s sexual history or if they have been with multiple partners recently, ask before having sex.

The tips above will help ensure your sex life is as safe as possible. To have one, of course, but also to keep you away from unwanted or unnecessary infections that could negatively affect your sex life.

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