Safe Sex From STD’s by Aqueenpassing
One common STD that is not talked about that much is Herpes; the most common symptom of herpes (known as HSV) actually has no symptoms at all. For cases that do they are very mild symptoms that go unnoticed. So, even if you aren’t feeling any different and you are maybe unaware that your partner might have it, it’s still good to get tested, whether you know your partner has it or not if you’ve been exposed and any other sexual partners that you or your significant other have been with should also get tested. Both the HSV 1 and HSV 2 can be transmitted even if your partner isn’t currently having an outbreak. The key here is to always use a condom to reduce the chance of getting affected.
Okay so let’s go into a little condom fitting 101: This common statement we always here is not warranted anymore “The condom broke” “Yeah Right” Not cool!
Here are a few steps you can do to ensure your safety and the safety of your partners and to find out what the problem might be. So let’s do some QC (Quality Control)
- First off you want to make sure the condoms you are purchasing has not expired you be surprised at how many people do not check the dates on the box.
- You also want to make sure you keep your condoms in a place that is good temperature it can’t be to hot or to cold and also you want them stored in the protective box they come in our a container that will not squish them and you don’t want to carry them around smashed in your wallet. They should remain in the same place. But if you are going out and think that it might be your lucky night then place one in your car away from the elements until ready to use. By carrying them in your pocket and depending on the activity you are doing they can get poked, or squished or punctured by something else in your pocket.
- Also you want to make sure you are getting the right size and they fit correctly for you. “I know we sometimes have the big macho, “I am so big thang” going on but “really” you want the correct fit for protection and safety. If the fit is to big or to small if you are in doubt about it you can use some lube a little on both the inside and the outside of a condom can always reduce the chances of breaking and besides that it makes the sex feel a lot better. Make sure you are using a silicone-water based lube because anything with an oil base will make latex condoms break.
- When you are putting the condom on you want to make sure you take your time, rushing to put on a condom is not a good idea ever. After sex pull out right away after ejaculating and while you are somewhat hard this will keep the semen from leaking out making sure you are holding the rim of the condom at the base of your penis as you exit. Make sure you dispose of it right away.
Getting tested might seem really scary and it usually is. But it’s for your safety and that of others you come in contact with it could save your life and the life of your partner. It is important to practice safe sex regardless of whether you are sleeping with one woman or many. Use good judgment and make sure you think with the big head and not the little one!