Safer Sex

Safer Sex

Safer sex

Safer sex is defined as sexual activity engaged in by people who have taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as AIDS. It is also referred to as safe sex, or protected sex, while unsafe sex or unprotected sex is sexual activity engaged in without precautions to protect against sexually transmitted infections. Safer sex practices became more prominent in the late 1980s as a result of the AIDS epidemic. Promoting safer sex is now one of the aims of sex education. From the viewpoint of society, safer sex can be regarded as a harm reduction strategy aimed at reducing risks.


Avoiding physical contact

Masturbation, the simple act of stimulating one’s own genitalia, is safe so long as contact is not made with other people’s bodily fluids. Some activities, such as “phone sex” and “cybersex”, that allow for partners to engage in sexual activity without being in the same room, eliminating the risks involved with exchanging bodily fluids. This type of sex is commonly known as Chat Sex. It is also called computer sex, Internet sex and colloquially cybering is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more persons connected remotely via network who send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience.

Condoms Are a Safe Cover

A condom is a protective agent made up of latex/rubber with a lubricant which can reduce the possibilities of pregnancy and of spreading an STD infection during sexual intercourse. Condoms are to be rolled up on a man’s erect penis. The condom blocks the semen to enter the vagina eliminating the chances of conception. A variety of condoms are available on the market having numerous variants in terms of characteristics and flavour. Some have long lasting and extra pleasure properties for enhanced pleasure, some have ribs and dots for extra friction while some are lightweight, giving protection and pleasure both. A female condom has also been introduced on the market. Amongst all available brands, ‘CoolMann’ and ‘Durex’ condoms are considered as the most preferred. Condoms made out of natural latex are much in demand these days. These condoms provide 98% effective in preventing pregnancy and protection against STDs thus contribute in safer sex.