There are some things you’ll want to contemplate earlier than you partake in a lover’s spree this Valentine’s, as it is rather widespread for people to get ‘reckless’ and ‘adventurous’ throughout this era. No matter you intend to do, you wish to make sure that your well being will not be in any type of hazard.
You’ll in all probability be ‘indulging’ this Valentine’s, and these few suggestions will likely be very helpful as you get on along with your sexual life.
To start with, what’s your your HIV standing?
Oops, my unhealthy! Sorry to burst your bubble, however in response to the World Well being Group, the estimated variety of Nigerians dwelling with HIV is between 2.four million and 5.four million. It is rather vital you realize your HIV standing, particularly for those who or your associate has a number of sexual companions.
Let’s face it, even your boo might need a boo, so you possibly can’t be too positive. Other than HIV, there are different ailments you possibly can contract throughout unprotected intimacy, reminiscent of herpes, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis A, B and C, and the checklist goes on. The following factor to contemplate is:
What sort of intimacy are you partaking in and the way protected will you be?
Condoms, except for being a comparatively dependable (98%) type of contraception, are additionally very helpful in defending towards sexually transmitted ailments. One query to ask your self is what sort of intimacy are you participating in? Will there be penetrative intercourse? Will oral intercourse be concerned? Is there any type of safety deliberate?
Although there isn’t any threat of getting pregnant by way of oral intercourse, sexually transmitted ailments might be contracted by way of oral intercourse. The danger is larger if there are cuts, sores or ulcers in your mouth or genitals.
As you’ll think about, the danger can be larger if you’re giving oral intercourse, as you’ll be uncovered to fluids from the genitals. To cut back the danger of an infection, when performing oral intercourse on a man, use a condom, and for the blokes a dental dam (a barrier to pores and skin) is suggested when performing oral intercourse on ladies.
For penetrative intercourse, I can’t over emphasize the significance of a condom.
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About Azibanigha Akpila
Dr. Azibanigha Akpila a.ok.a Dr. Azi Scott is a medical physician who’s obsessed with fixing our distinctive well being issues utilizing expertise. She received her medical diploma from the celebrated Royal Faculty of Surgeons In Dublin Eire. She labored as a scientific content material researcher and afterward as a scientific analyst in one of many largest tech firms in Dublin Eire earlier than lately transferring to Nigeria.