Dr. Shalini Kapoor Kad
May 1, 2011
A homoeopathic paediatrician, a counselling expert and a freelance writer are a few words to describe my profession. My sole aim is to put forth practical piece of information that guides every one right in the direction, blending the medicos to a layman with a simple gesture to make the medical things a little less convoluted and comprehendible.
Sex is a natural pleasure and every organism: be it an animal or man has always lusted for such delights. And since ancient times many techniques have been devised to enhance its pleasure and also to keep one safe from any diseases arising due to bigamy. In the wake of growing STD diseases (sexually transmitted diseases) people have although not adapted total abstinence, still are now wary of unsafe sex and try to protect themselves from such unwanted diseases.
Although many people are aware about what is safe and unsafe sex, there is still lot of misconception as to what type of sex is safe and what is definitely unsafe. The given information can certainly make all the confusion if any clear.
The first and foremost thing that should be kept in mind is that although there are lot of precautionary measures, the best and the safest mode of keeping yourself safe from getting any infection is being involved with only one partner for sex. Because even after taking different safety measures there have been people who got affected with STDs and even HIV.
Some of the safe (but not completely safe) sexual activities are:
- Activities like kissing when the mouth is closed or even hugging is completely safe. Body massage or touching is also safe till the genital areas or the buttocks do not come in contact nor are the body fluids in contact.
- Self stimulation like masturbation is safe. But if the person suffers from some skin diseases and he performs the activity without taking proper hygienic cleanliness then it’s quite possible that the infection may get to the genital parts.
- Some people have infection of mouth or throat and in such cases deep kissing can make you get infected with certain type of STIs like herpes or gonorrhea.
- Stimulating your partner’s genitals or massaging is okay. But these activities are safe only when the vibrator or even the hands used for stimulation have not come in contact with your own genital parts before or even after the activity has been performed.
- Use of condom properly while having oral or even vaginal and anal sex is really one of the safest ways of having sex. But even then the persons involved should take care that the condom is used properly and there is no genital contact before or after condom is removed.
What is unsafe sex?
- Performing anal or vaginal sex without taking any precaution like condom is very risky and the risk aggravates if you do not know the other person particularly well and also when you are the person penetrating or entering other person. Usually such a step should be taken only when you are in long term relationship with a person and are sure of both being clear of STIs.
- Sharing intravenous drug equipments too can cause transfer of germs.
- Sharing the same sex toys used by the other can also cause sexual infections.
- Even if you are using condoms, but your partner has warts or sores on the buttock or genitals then the discharge from penis or vagina can transfer the infection.