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Why Practice Safe Sex?
There are a large number of infections that can be transmitted sexually, for example:

  • Herpes simplex. (Oral, anal, vaginal sex)
  • Chlamydia. (Anal or vaginal sex)
  • Gonorrhoea.(Oral, anal or vaginal sex)
  • Syphilis. (Oral, anal or vaginal sex)
  • Genital warts. (Direct skin contact)
  • Trichomonis. (Vaginal sex)
  • HepatitisA, B, C. (Oral,anal or vaginal sex)
  • HIV and AIDS. (anal or vaginal sex possibly thru oral sex with mouth ulcers or lacerations)
  • PID. (vaginal sex)
  • Pubic lice- crabs. (close pubic contact)
  • Thrush in certain cases. (oral, anal or vaginal sex in some cases of recurrent thrush)
In order to prevent catcthing one of these infections you and your sexual partner should practice safe sex. The practice of safe sex.


Safe sex involves preventing direct contact between your mouth and/or genitals and your partners. To do this you either avoid sex altogether or use a condom for all oral/anal/genital sex. You should also use a dental dam for oral sex on a woman.


If you don't want to have sex remember to tell your partner this and to respect your partner if they do not want to have sex. They may prefer to masturbate, kiss or massage instead of sex.

See also

Condoms

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