When there are talks about sexual health, rarely does the conversation focus on the risks associated with the sexual practices.

When there are talks about sexual health, rarely does the conversation focus on the risks associated with the sexual practices. Annually the cases of sexual transmitted infections (STI) or sexual transmitted diseases (STD) are alarming. Let us look at some of the sexual activities or events that puts people at risk for an STI/STD. keep in mind that STI’s are curable and STD’s are treatable.

Swinging, Orgies, Sex Parties and Threesomes or any forms of sex in multiplies carries a greater risk of exposure to sexually transmitted infections/diseases, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). To truly be safer in such situations as listed above. The giver or penetrating partner must switch condoms every time they pull out from one partner and before penetrating the next partner. While the penetrating partner is protected by wear a condom, the other receiving partners are not.

Many sexual activities and events begin with kissing and oral play as a form of sexual arousal. While these activities and events are pleasurable, most people often let their guards down, making them vulnerable to sexual transmitted infections/diseases. Some people do the visual check to see if there areany bumps or rashes, however the absence thereof, does not mean that you are not at risk, does not mean that your partner(s) do not have an STI/STD or replace getting STI/STD testing, including HIV.

Many times, there are not any discussion about STI’s/STD’s with partners before engaging in sexual intercourse. With all the online hooking up for sex on social media applications and other formats, sometimes, people forget that any STI/STD below the waist is transmittable above the waist. So, yes!You can get gonorrhea and chlamydia in your throat and you are able transmit what is in your throat to others through kissing and other oral plays. Therefore, it is important to get tested regularly and routinely. Always remembering that you have a right to know your partner’s sexual health status, tomake an informed decision about you and your partner(s) sexual health. Which should include condoms, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).

Your sexual health matters! After all, just knowing your status, talking openly and honestly about your sexual health will reduce you risk of STI/STD and will increase your sexual pleasure. I implore you to access your personal risks over the last year and see if there were times, you Worried About Protection(WAP) and go get tested.

Author: Richardo Jackson

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