Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Safe Sex Importance

Along with sexual activity comes huge responsibility. If you are having sex or planning to in the near future, it is imperative that you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and stay safe and healthy. Safe sex education is a very important topic and those who have the knowledge to be safe will be much better equipped to prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and most importantly HIV and AIDS. While many people will argue that the best way to stay safe is to practice abstinence, not everyone believes this so if you are going to engage in an intimate relationship, it is important to know the about the various items that can be used to ensure safe sex.

If you are just getting to know someone intimately, it’s important to maintain a few precautions for greater safety while having sex. There are some factors that you must consider before having sex with the person. It’s important to know whether that person is involved with someone else. Also, ask questions regarding the number of sexual partners the person has had and whether your sexual partner has suffered from or is suffering from any sexual transmitted disease. Another aspect of precautions while having sex, deals with avoiding pregnancy. The use of condoms or other preventive pills or devices needs to be discussed with the partner before you actually have sex.

Young people can feel a lot of pressure to have sex. Friends may tell you they're all doing it (sometimes even if they're not). You see it on the TV and in the movies. You might also feel pressured by a particular person. Or you might feel that it's expected of you from a girlfriend or boyfriend.

Practising safer sex means looking after yourself emotionally. This means that you choose when to have sex and when not to, who with and how you have sex.

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