• STIs
  • I need to better understand how condoms can protect me from STIs. (scarleteen.com)
  • However, we know that people who use condoms correctly and every time they have sex have a much lower risk of unintended pregnancy and also STIs. (fpv.org.au)
  • Using condoms is the only method of contraception that protects against both STIs and pregnancy. (fpv.org.au)
  • Your decision about safe sex is important-some STIs can be cured but some can't (e.g. herpes), and you may not experience any initial symptoms. (fpv.org.au)
  • STIs can be passed from one person to another by oral sex. (fpv.org.au)
  • If you put your mouth in contact with your partner's penis, you need to use a condom to avoid STIs. (fpv.org.au)
  • If you put your mouth in contact with your partner's anus or vulva (outside of vagina) while having sex, you need to use a dental dam (a thin latex square held over the vaginal or anal area during oral sex) to avoid STIs. (fpv.org.au)
  • STIs can also be transmitted if you use sex toys, so you need to be safe. (fpv.org.au)
  • But some of our readers come to Scarleteen with ideas about safer sex that are incorrect or incomplete, not knowing they're taking higher risks with sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs) than they think or without the level of protection they assume that they have. (scarleteen.com)
  • These are some of the things we commonly hear from users who either think they're practicing safer sex, but aren't, or who think they're protected against STIs without doing any part of safer sex practices. (scarleteen.com)
  • Some people will say this is because teens are having more sex than ever (not true: you're having less sex than teens a generation or two before you did), or because people are having sex outside marriage (a fine fairy tale for those who don't see lab results for STIs among some married people or who don't know about the history of STIs). (scarleteen.com)
  • While many older adults aren't much better with condom use, it does matter more what you do because two thirds of all individuals who acquire STIs are younger than 25 years old . (scarleteen.com)
  • The best way to prevent trich and other STIs is to not have sex. (chkd.org)
  • It's best if they both agree to get tested for STIs before having sex. (chkd.org)
  • Although sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs) such as herpes, HPV, and pubic lice can be transmitted through non-penetrative genital-genital or genital-body sexual activity, non-penetrative sex may be used as a form of safer sex because it is less likely that body fluids (the main source of STI/STD transmission) will be exchanged during the activities, especially with regard to aspects that are exclusively non-penetrative. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with pleasure and bonding, women's sexual behavior with others (which can include heterosexual or lesbian sexual activity) can result in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the risk of which can be reduced by recommended safe sex practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • practices
  • The recent surge in throat cancers associated with the rise in oral sex practices have shown that men carry and transmit HPV as frequently as women, often times unknowingly through unprotected oral sex. (care2.com)
  • No matter the scenario, it can sometimes feel awkward and difficult to establish and sustain healthy practices without coming off like the Sex Decency Brigade. (scarleteen.com)
  • Because people can be at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections during these activities, safe sex practices are advised, although transmission risk is significantly reduced during non-penetrative sex. (wikipedia.org)
  • infection
  • For men and women alike, other pathways to the bloodstream that can be other possible routes of fluid-borne infection are the anus , the mouth, and any shaving cuts or other skin abrasions or wounds on the body, including on or inside the genitals. (scarleteen.com)
  • While there have been reported cases of HIV infection through oral sex, the risk is extremely low compared with unprotected penetrative sex. (care2.com)
  • Just by limiting the number of sexual partners and not being pressured into 'casual' sex with an unfamiliar partner is an important way of reducing infection risk. (care2.com)
  • It's not complicated: most people who acquire a sexually transmitted infection are simply not using condoms or are not using them every time and properly. (scarleteen.com)
  • According to a 2000 report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), correct and consistent use of latex condoms reduces the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission by approximately 85% relative to risk when unprotected, putting the seroconversion rate (infection rate) at 0.9 per 100 person-years with condom, down from 6.7 per 100 person-years. (scarleteen.com)
  • But it's important to note that condoms may not always protect against trich infection. (chkd.org)
  • Thoroughly clean any sex toys to prevent spreading the infection or even reinfecting yourself. (wikihow.com)
  • A condom will not prevent HPV infection because it does cover the perineal or perianal areas where the virus can be transmitted. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • there is some evidence that condoms are more effective at preventing infection of males than of females. (wikipedia.org)
  • barriers
  • It's primarily because so many young people -- and namely those in the 18-24 group, as younger teens are often better with condom use than people of any other age group -- are not using latex or polyurethane condoms and other barriers to protect themselves and their partners, or are not using them correctly and consistently. (scarleteen.com)
  • receptive
  • In the U.S. the CDC recommends three months, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a significant occupational exposure in a health care worker or a significant exposure with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive (such as anal receptive sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive). (thebody.com)
  • The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive oral sex (including getting a mouthful of high-protein baby-batter) with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 1 per 10,000 exposures. (thebody.com)
  • Unprotected receptive oral sex with a poz partner carries a low risk for acquiring HIV. (thebody.com)
  • AIDS is a very serious disease -- for homosexuals, drug users, and receptive partners in anal sex from an AIDS-infected partner. (libchrist.com)
  • dental dam
  • Using a latex-free condom or dental dam during sex for the first month after completing the antibiotic treatment for BV has been shown to reduce the risks of BV recurring. (wikihow.com)
  • Pregnancy
  • It's important to know how to use condoms like a pro, to assure that they work to help prevent unwanted pregnancy , sexually transmitted infections or both, and because you want them to feel as good as possible for both partners. (scarleteen.com)
  • For example, using condoms while also taking birth control will function as two layers of defense against pregnancy. (affordablecollegesonline.org)
  • You can also put the child up for adoption, but with all the risks that pregnancy carries, I think this is an unnecessary risk to you. (empowher.com)
  • Women's fertility is not usually affected, although precautions must be taken for safe pregnancy and delivery. (wikipedia.org)
  • sexually
  • People who practice safer sex and set boundaries about safety and health tend to have a much easier time being sexually assertive and self-confident in other ways. (scarleteen.com)
  • In 2007, 69 percent of sexually active ninth grade students, compared with 62 percent of eleventh graders and 54 percent of twelfth graders, used condoms. (scarleteen.com)
  • Although BV is not a sexually transmitted disease, and the link between sexual activity and BV is not well understood, sex is often associated with women who have new or multiple male or female sexual partners. (wikihow.com)
  • It recommended that family planning services be provided in the context of other reproductive health services, including services for healthy and safe childbirth, care for sexually transmitted infections, and post-abortion care. (wikipedia.org)
  • it can denote any sexual activity between opposite-sex or same-sex pairings, but is generally defined as the sexually reproductive act of transferring sperm from a male to a female or sexual procreation between a man and a woman. (wikipedia.org)
  • engage
  • The behaviors you engage in are irrelevant as long as you are safe about it. (empowher.com)
  • However, bonobos, dolphins and chimpanzees are known to engage in sexual intercourse regardless of whether or not the female is in estrus, and to engage in sex acts with same-sex partners. (wikipedia.org)
  • masturbation
  • Mutual masturbation (also called manual intercourse) usually involves the manual stimulation of genitals by two or more people who stimulate themselves or one another. (wikipedia.org)
  • penis
  • I'm unclear on how condoms are supposed to be effective in preventing female-to-male contamination during 'plain' sex, I mean insertion of the penis into the vagina. (scarleteen.com)
  • 3) Squeeze the tip of the condom with your fingertips to leave some extra space in the tip, and roll the rest down the length of the penis, while still pinching the top. (scarleteen.com)
  • The rim of the condom should be as close to the base of the penis as possible. (scarleteen.com)
  • Some people believe that it only counts as sex if a penis goes into a vagina, but this isn't true for everybody. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Anal sex means penis-in-anus (butt) intercourse. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • The anus doesn't make it's own lubrication like the vagina does, so using lube helps the penis (or a sex toy) go in the anus easier and keeps the condom from breaking. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Vaginal sex is when a penis goes inside a vagina. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • people
  • Some people may think that being responsible when it comes to reducing risks of disease -- or asking a partner to -- is somehow insulting, distrustful or rude, and it's mighty hard to be assertive about sexual safety with those attitudes in the mix. (scarleteen.com)
  • Media depictions of college tend to leave people with the impression that everyone is having sex and dating, and that pursuing someone even after they tell you "no" is romantic. (affordablecollegesonline.org)
  • People define "sex" in different ways. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Some people enjoy anal sex, and some people don't like it at all. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Some people really enjoy vaginal sex, and some people don't. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Although spinal cord injury (SCI) often causes sexual dysfunction, many people with SCI are able to have satisfying sex lives. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with SCI employ a variety of adaptations to help carry on their sex lives healthily, by focusing on different areas of the body and types of sexual acts. (wikipedia.org)
  • People who are able to adapt to their changed bodies and to have satisfying sex lives have better overall quality of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reproductive health therefore implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prevention
  • Methods of prevention include safe sex, needle exchange programs, treating those who are infected, and male circumcision. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disease has become subject to many controversies involving religion including the Catholic Church's position not to support condom use as prevention. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • Condoms dramatically reduce your risk of getting an STI by acting as a physical barrier between partners. (fpv.org.au)
  • Condoms can reduce your risk of getting an STI but they only protect the area of the skin in contact with the condom. (fpv.org.au)
  • The 2000 NIH review concluded that condom use significantly reduces the risk of gonorrhea for men. (scarleteen.com)
  • A teen is more at risk for trich if he or she has unprotected sex with someone who has trich. (chkd.org)
  • Women who have had multiple sexual partners or who began having sex before the age of 16 are at greater risk of exposure to HPV. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • There is conflicting evidence about the effect of condoms on transmission of low-risk HPV. (wikipedia.org)
  • lesions
  • Unless you are intimate and know the health history of your partner, limit exposure to sexual fluids and ensure that no cuts or lesions are present in mouth or on genitals. (care2.com)
  • The presence of wart-like lesions on the genitals of young children has been suggested as an indicator of sexual abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • partner
  • Don't be afraid to talk to your partner about sex. (fpv.org.au)
  • Before having sex, talk about using condoms with your partner and come to an agreement about using condoms. (fpv.org.au)
  • Remember, you have the right to say NO if your partner does not agree to use condoms. (fpv.org.au)
  • Never have sex (even with a condom) if your partner has a visible sore, ulcer or lump on their genitals, anal area or mouth. (fpv.org.au)
  • While you are using the condom, neither you nor your partner need to hold onto its base: condoms are designed for hands-free use. (scarleteen.com)
  • Or perhaps in any given relationship, you and your partner started taking risks somewhere along the line, and now you're having trouble getting back into healthier habits like you'd like to. (scarleteen.com)
  • Sex that's painful or uncomfortable shouldn't continue and your partner should respect that. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • It is important that your partner is only having sex with you. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • If an individual has unprotected sex with an infected partner, there is a 70% chance that he or she will also become infected. (wikipedia.org)
  • heterosexual
  • A woman should stop driving her car long before she should be concerned about heterosexual, non-anal sex with a man who is not bisexual or a drug user. (libchrist.com)
  • partners
  • One fantastic thing about condoms is that they are one of the only methods where both partners can share responsibility when it comes to birth control. (scarleteen.com)
  • Because of the way sexuality works, the more invested we are in the health and well-being of ourselves and our partners, the more safe and protected we tend to be and feel, and the easier it usually then becomes to be and stay aroused and to enjoy sex. (scarleteen.com)
  • If we can't talk about things like sexual health and safety with partners, we probably can't talk about things more loaded but which we need to for a mutually enjoyable sex life, like consent and what we do and don't like doing. (scarleteen.com)
  • graders
  • Another recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology surveyed a group of 10th graders about their thoughts and perceptions on sex. (care2.com)
  • include
  • The physical exam may include an exam of the genitals. (chkd.org)
  • Symptoms occur in 40-90% of cases and most commonly include fever, large tender lymph nodes, throat inflammation, a rash, headache, and/or sores of the mouth and genitals. (wikipedia.org)
  • physical
  • Second before you have sex with anyone, give them a physical exam yourself to see if everything looks normal (For abnormal: http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/ss/slideshow-std-pictures-and-facts), since blood tests may not be up to date. (empowher.com)
  • partner's
  • Advise your teen that if he or she is planning to have sex with someone, the teen should ask about the partner's sexual history. (chkd.org)
  • always
  • Even if you're using other contraception methods (like the pill or a diaphragm), always use condoms as well. (fpv.org.au)
  • Sure, every now and then we do hear from a user who always used condoms properly and who still got an STI. (scarleteen.com)
  • A report from Child Trends DataBank in October of 2008 (based on data from the CDC) found '53 percent of teen boys say they don't always use a condom. (scarleteen.com)
  • Among girls, about two-thirds say a condom isn't always used. (scarleteen.com)
  • There are generally more benefits to staying on birth control than drawbacks, but always talk to a gynecologist or other prescribing doctor about the risks. (affordablecollegesonline.org)
  • Always wash your hands before eating, before touching eyes nose, mouth, or genitals, and after going to the bathroom, sneezing, and sexual activity because it always a good idea to keep our hands clean and that goes for all of us. (empowher.com)
  • herpes
  • Both strains of herpes can live in the mouth or the genitals and can be passed between locations, especially during outbreaks. (care2.com)
  • contraceptive
  • This is due to lower consistency and effectiveness of contraceptive use in the U.S.' They add that 'Condom use is higher among younger students than it is among older students. (scarleteen.com)
  • uncomfortable
  • Do yourself a favor -- if you're the person whose body part or toy a condom is going on, try it at home by yourself first, without the pressure of being watched, without worrying about losing an erection , or without the uncomfortable feeling that you're being graded on your condom skills. (scarleteen.com)
  • bodies
  • We recognize and honor everyone's right to make whatever choices about their bodies and selves that they feel are best, but we want to be sure that the choices anyone is making with sex and their health are the ones they truly mean to be making, and are based in fact, not fiction. (scarleteen.com)
  • yourself
  • being aware of the effects of drugs and alcohol on your decision making and protecting yourself from having sex that you might regret or were pressured into because you weren't thinking properly. (fpv.org.au)
  • When you first buy condoms, see if you can get a few different brands and styles for yourself. (scarleteen.com)