• phone sex
  • Some activities, such as " phone sex " and " cybersex ", that allow for partners to engage in sexual activity without being in the same room, eliminating the risks involved with exchanging bodily fluids. (thefullwiki.org)
  • STIs
  • 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)
  • As with most forms of sexual activity, anal sex participants risk contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs). (wikipedia.org)
  • behavior
  • A 2010 Study estimated that 2.6% had engaged in same-sex behavior in the past year, 4.0% in the past five years, and 7.0% at any point in their lifetime. (wikipedia.org)
  • unsafe
  • [ 1 ] This is also referred to as safer sex , or protected sex , while unsafe sex or unprotected sex is sexual activity engaged in by people who have not taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections. (thefullwiki.org)
  • males
  • Smartphone users: article continues below table Men who have sex with men (abbreviated as MSM, also known as males who have sex with males) are male persons who engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, regardless of how they personally identify themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • While anal sex is commonly associated with male homosexuality, research shows that not all gay males engage in anal sex and that it is not uncommon in heterosexual relationships. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is commonly due to prohibitions against anal sex among males or teachings about the procreative purpose of sexual activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • Typical water-based lubricants may be incompatible with sex acts that occur in water (such as in a bathtub, pool, or hot tub) as they can be dissolved or dispersed in water. (wikipedia.org)
  • infections
  • Recently, and mainly within Canada and the United States , the use of the term safer sex rather than safe sex has gained greater use by health workers, with the realization the grounds that risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections in various sexual activities is a continuum rather than a simple dichotomy between risky and safe. (thefullwiki.org)
  • The term safer sex in Canada and the United States has gained greater use by health workers, reflecting that risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections in various sexual activities is a continuum. (wikipedia.org)
  • The CDC reported that in 2009 that male-to-male sex (MSM) accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections and that those who had a history of recreational drug injection accounted for an additional 3% of new infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2010 the CDC reported that MSM represented approximately 4 percent of the male population in the United States but male-to-male sex accounted for 78 percent of new HIV infections among men and 63 percent of all new infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • AIDS
  • Safe sex is defined as "Sexual activity engaged in by people who have taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS. (thefullwiki.org)
  • citation needed] Although safe sex is used by individuals to refer to protection against both pregnancy and HIV/AIDS or other STI transmissions, the term was born in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is believed that the term of safe sex was used in the professional literature in 1984, in the content of a paper on the psychological effect that HIV/AIDS may have on homosexual men. (wikipedia.org)
  • The book was entitled "Safe Sex in the Age of AIDS", it had 88 pages and it described both positive and negative approaches to the sexual life. (wikipedia.org)
  • People
  • 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)
  • However, people may also find anal sex painful, sometimes extremely so, which may be primarily due to psychological factors in some cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • By contrast, people also regard anal sex as a natural and valid form of sexual activity that may be as fulfilling as other desired sexual expressions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research indicates that anal sex occurs significantly less frequently than other sexual behaviors, but its association with dominance and submission, as well as taboo, makes it an appealing stimulus to people of all sexual orientations. (wikipedia.org)
  • sexual activity
  • Known as autoeroticism , solitary sexual activity is relatively safe. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Safer sex" is thought to be a more aggressive term which may make it more obvious to individuals that any type of sexual activity carries a certain degree of risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • They may regard it as an enhancing element of their sex lives or as their primary form of sexual activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • lubricants
  • Silicone-based lubricants are not usually recommended for use with sex toys or other products that are made from silicone because the formula may dissolve the surface making it sticky to the touch, and cause disintegration of the item over time. (wikipedia.org)
  • less
  • Your partner no longer needs to 'perform' to meet your needs and you can have great sex every time with less than 'ideal' partners. (davidmcminn.com)
  • They may also be used for anal sex , although they are less effective. (thefullwiki.org)
  • partner
  • The romantic myth persists in Western culture that you can only have great sex with your 'ideal' partner. (davidmcminn.com)
  • Sex that's painful or uncomfortable shouldn't continue and your partner should respect that. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • enjoy
  • 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)
  • However
  • However, in most other countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia , the term safe sex is still mostly used by sex educators. (thefullwiki.org)
  • However, the same study found that 57% of men who have sex with men identify as bisexual or straight. (wikipedia.org)
  • male
  • Other terms associated with frottage are: Princeton rub, Ivy League rub, and so on are slang terms referring to male-male frot or intercrural sex or both, presumably surviving from the days when these colleges only admitted men. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • The terms MSM and women who have sex with women (WSW) have been used in medical scholarship since at least 1990. (wikipedia.org)