It's only natural that when the mood strikes, the last thing on your mind is the need for safer sex. The thought is that safer sex can't be spontaneous, exciting, or feel good. Nothing could be further from the truth. Think about these things before you have unprotected sex.
The Risks of Unprotected Sex
For many, the only concern before having sex is the risk of pregnancy. Others believe that only one time is no risk at all. Unfortunately, both premises are wrong. Unsafe sex carries a multitude of risks. These are just a few.
- Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- HIV Transmission from One Person to Another
- The Link Between HIV and STDs
Take the Proper Precautions
To keep yourself safe and healthy, using the proper barrier protection is a must. In other words, you have to use condoms each and everytime. Here is a collection of condom resources.
Teen Alternatives to Sex
Hormones are raging and new desires abound. Unfortunately, many teens are not prepared for the responsibility of having sex. Many do not want to have sex but don't want to disappoint their partners. Here are a few alternatives for teens if they are not ready for sex.
HIV Positive People Need Safer Sex Too
Safer sex does not stop if you are HIV positive. Even in relationships where both partners are infected, safer sex is an important part of staying healthy. These features will explain why.
- "We are both positive. Do we need safer sex?"
- HIV Reinfection...Why Positive Protection is Important.
- "I'm already infected. Do I need to be safe?"
Oral Sex Has Risks As Well
The misconception is that oral sex is the safe alternative to intercourse. The truth is that without the proper precautions, oral sex has its share of risk as well. Get the facts about oral sex and learn how to make it the safe alternative everyone thinks it is.