You will be surprised at how few people out there practice good sex health. In fact, you may be surprised at just how preventable many of the sexual conditions that people suffer from actually are. On this page I want to give you a brief overview of the various things that you will need to do in order to ensure that you are practising good sexual health.
Firstly, a condom is a must. Unless you know your partner well, and you know that they are suffering from no problems, then you need a condom. A condom is the only contraceptive out there which is able to protect you from both sexual diseases and reduce the risk of pregnancy. If your partner refuses the use of a condom then do NOT have sex. The risks of something happening are far too high. It is worth noting at this point that there is no contraceptive out there which will eradicate sexual health problems completely. There is always a slim chance that something can go wrong. However, you need to remember that there is more of a chance of something going wrong if you do not actually use the contraceptive to begin with!
I do not want to talk about the risk of pregnancy that much more. We all know that this is a massive risk when you are having sex. If you really do not want to have children then I suggest that you look into a few other methods that you can utilize. For example, a woman may want to use birth control pills in addition to a man using condoms. Two contraceptive methods are better than one after all!
The thing that I do want to talk about here when it comes to sex health is the chance of suffering from a sexually transmitted diseases. What many people do not realize is that there are some sexual diseases e.g. Chlamydia which have absolutely no symptoms. However, they can cause some serious problems in your life. For example, they may end up making you infertile. This is why it is always important to practice good sex health.
Now, I am the type of person that would advocate that you ask people about their sexual history. Particularly if you have just met them and you are planning to have sex. Let’s be honest though, most people do not get themselves checked regularly (you really should, trust me, you are going to feel better in the long run!). People are also prone to lying. You should never rely on what somebody tells you. The only way in which you are going to stand a good chance of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases is by using a condom. There is no other contraceptive method out there which will actually work for you. You should always use condoms with somebody (even if they insist you don’t) until you feel comfortable with them and their sexual health. If you are entering a relationship then both of you may want to get checked out to give you confidence.