June 13th, 2014
According to a report published in peer reviewed medical journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases (1), investigators reported latest data on the incidence and prevalence of some infections and diseases that are transmitted by sexual contact.
Salient features of the report include
Safe sex practices are helpful for physics (Healthy Sexual Relationship), emotional, psychological and reproductive health of males and females. Some of the many benefits are:
Safe sexual practices include several protocols.
Safe Sex Education: Before practicing safe sex, it is very important to know the basic and primary protocols of safe sexual practices. In addition, it is imperative to learn when to take measures and seek medical help for optimal management.
Learning about different methods: Physical barrier method that is also used by couples to prevent unwanted pregnancy is fairly effective at minimizing the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. This include condoms (Condom Mistakes Learn More) (males) and vaginal cones (Female Condoms Learn More) or diaphragms in females.
Learn danger signs: Most sexually transmitted diseases (Syphilis Symptoms | Stages) are symptom-free (at least in the initial stages of infection); however, during the prodromal period (when infectious organisms are growing in the body) you can still transmit infection to partner/ partners in case of unprotected sexual encounter. Learn the danger signs or symptoms to watch for; such as changes in the character, consistency, amount or color/ odor of vaginal discharge (or urethral discharge in case of males); redness/ irritation or itching in the genital region or fever/ feeling of being unwell after a recent unprotected sexual encounter.
Always remember that safe sex is not only about protecting the genitalia; any type of risky sexual behavior involving oral cavity, genitals or anus can increase the risk of infections and diseases. The only way to be 100% sure and safe is to maintain abstinence from all types of sexual activities.
Satterwhite, C. L., Torrone, E., Meites, E., Dunne, E. F., Mahajan, R., Ocfemia, M. C. B., … & Weinstock, H. (2013). Sexually transmitted infections among US women and men: prevalence and incidence estimates, 2008. Sexually transmitted diseases, 40(3), 187-193.
Goldstone, S., Palefsky, J. M., Giuliano, A. R., Moreira, E. D., Aranda, C., Jessen, H., … & Garner, E. I. (2011). Prevalence of and risk factors for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among HIV-seronegative men who have sex with men. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 203(1), 66-74.
Heath, J., Lanoye, A., & Maisto, S. A. (2012). The role of alcohol and substance use in risky sexual behavior among older men who have sex with men: a review and critique of the current literature. AIDS and Behavior, 16(3), 578-589.
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