Protection is needed in all aspects of your life. When you go outside in the sun, you need to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays that the sun emits. In the wintertime, you need to protect your body from the bitter cold so you won’t freeze to death. When it comes to your dreams and aspirations, you need to protect your goals from negative people who don’t see the vision that you see. When it comes to your mind and spirit, you need to protect yourself from miserable people who want you to experience what they’re going through because misery loves company. There are so many ways that you protect yourself and so many things that you need to protect yourself from in this lifetime but there is one way that many people seem to forget when it comes time to protect themselves and that’s through sex. STDs
RELATED: 3 Reasons To Try The Female Condom
The Best Sex Is Safe Sex
When it comes to sex and being mindful, always remember that the best sex is safe sex. Yes, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, but unprotected sex can cause some serious issues, especially if you are doing it with multiple or new partners.
Unprotected sex can lead to unwanted pregnancies that were not in your plan at the moment.
Unprotected sex can also lead to STDs and STIs being contracted, which can lead to sickness and illnesses and even future deadly health complications.
Unprotected sex can also lead to contracting diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
It’s important to always practice safe sex because it truly is the best type of sex. Not only do you get to enjoy the pleasure at the moment, but you won’t have to deal with most of the worries that come with unprotected sex.
How You Could Be Living With Undiagnosed STDs
Safe sex isn’t only about using protection, it’s also about speaking with your partner or whoever you are having sex with. It’s going to get tested at least twice a year or every 3 months if you are intimate with multiple people or new people. Safe sex is asking the people who you are sleeping with when was the last time they were tested and how often they get tested. It’s extremely important to do these steps as well when practicing safe sex because you could be living with undiagnosed STDs and STIs.
If you are not getting tested often, but having sex unprotected even if it’s only with one person, then you have a higher risk of contracting or already having an STD.
The most common STD reported in America is HPV (human papillomavirus). Over 79 million Americans are living with