Edgy, Safe Sexual Practices

Getting Tested

The subject of safe sex is one that is often unspoken. Most everyone knows that practicing safe sex will reduce the risk of pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and infections, but will still not get tested regularly. Those who do not elect to testing might be fearful of the stigma that comes along with it. Preventative testing is a wise practice, and those who feel embarrassed or unaffected will likely only get tested once they realize something is wrong.

Most everyone knows that practicing safe sex will reduce the risk of pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and infections, but will still not get tested regularly.

Use Lube

A method for practicing safe sex is using lubrication. By making sure that your body is prepared for sex will reduce the risk of any damaging friction or inflammation. It is important that you use lubes that are safe for sex. Using something unconventional such as baby oil or petroleum jelly can lead to irritation or even infection, putting your health at risk.

Don’t Be Afraid to Talk

Discussing safe sex with your partner should not feel embarrassing or humiliating. Having sex with someone is one of the most intimate and vulnerable acts you can partake in, so discussing it should only come naturally. Be open with the amount of partners you’ve had and the last time you were tested. This honesty will protect both of you in the long run.