What is the safest sex?

The term ‘safe sex’ can mean different things to different people.

To you, safe sex could mean protecting yourself against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). To others, it may just mean preventing pregnancy.

However, what safe sex really means is making sure someone else’s blood, semen or vaginal fluids do not enter your body.

One way to have safe sex is to avoid physical contact altogether. This eliminates any risks involved with exchanging bodily fluids. Masturbation is safe as long as contact is not made with another’s bodily fluids.

Non-penetrative sex can be another form of safe sex. This includes kissing, touching and stroking. And while it may prevent pregnancy and most STDs, it may not protect against infections that transmit via the skin, such as herpes and genital warts.

Barrier protection is a good option for penetrative sex. The most popular barriers are condoms. Whether male or female, they can protect against STDs.

When used with other forms of contraception, like spermicide, condoms improve pregnancy prevention.

Only no sex is 100% safe sex. But many couples have realised the more trust and honesty there is in a relationship, the safer that relationship is – both in and out of the bedroom. These couples are willing to get HIV tested together, repeat this test every 3 months and keep communication open. It also helps to know something about your partner’s sexual history. LOVEprincess has more…