How To Have Safe Sex With Contraception- For Men

One of the greatest things about being a grown man is the freedom to have sex, but safe sex. That’s right, you need not be ashamed of it. The reason you feel ashamed about it is because of how your parents have been lying. But that is okay now because obviously they had sex too, because you are here. 

Here are a few things that you need to consider in order to have a really safe experience. 

1. Your Sexual History

It is essential that you know about you and your partner’s health status. Knowing about how many partners they have had in the past is unnecessary, but your only concern should be about them and yourself being tested for sexually transmitted infections or any sexually transmitted disease(s). 

It is also best to know whether they have ever shared a needle for piercings or not because shared needles can also be a huge reason for a sexually transmitted infection to affect your body. 

2. Talk To Your Partner

You have to make sure that you open up about your needs, wants and limitations before you even try to have sex. You and your partner have to be honest with each other about it. Being able to communicate with your partner is the most basic and most important thing you have to engage in. 

Even when it sounds very basic and elementary, it may be hard for many people to open up and talk their hearts out. This will open up many possibilities for questions, doubts and even expectations for most people. 

Both of you will get an idea about how to go about it and which manner or methods suit both of you the most in order to have really safe sex. This will ensure that there is less room for error and that you have a great experience. 

In reference to the first point, you will have a definite idea about the sexual health of each other. 

3. Correct Use Of A Condom

The only thing that you need to make sure of is that you have to have a condom with you at all times. Your partner may also be in possession of it but nevertheless, you should have it too. 

The emphasis on this point is great only because a condom is the cheapest and the best contraception you can use to practice safe sex. It is readily available to everyone at the pharmacy or just a go-to gas station and you don’t even need to be 18 to buy it. 

Condoms not only save you from contracting STI’s and STD’s but it also prevents pregnancy. Now since you know how a condom works these are some additional tips that most men miss. 

  • Condoms should be stored in a cool place. Not in your wallet and it should especially not be kept with anything sharp. 
  • They have an expiration date, so make sure you do not end up using an expired condom because that will tend to tear in the course of having sex. 
  • Never ever tear the condom wrapper with your teeth. There is a 70% chance that you will end up puncturing or even tearing the condom while trying to open it with your teeth. This will then put you and your partner at risk of STI’s and STD’s. 
  • Condoms should be taken off right after ejaculating without any delay. This is to be done just so that you can avoid spillage of your ejaculation. 
  • Never wear two condoms at the same time. This will definitely break both the condoms and then you will be unsafe to have sex. 

4. Lube And Condoms

Many people all around the world feel the need to use lube for sex. Many have also reported that using lube makes sex better, even when they do not feel the need to use any. 

Do not use any oil, lotion or petroleum jelly to lubricate your penis while wearing a condom. Any oil-based lube will tend the condom to tear. But if you have to use a lubricant, always go for a water-based or a silicon lubricant for sex. 

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5. Secondary Options

Condoms are a contraceptive method that is widely known about. They are talked about a lot while discussing how to have safer sex but guess what? They are just one of the options out of so many. 

People should also be aware that dental dams, rubber latex, or polyurethane sheets are also available for people who want to engage in other sexual acts, like oral and oral-anal sex.

A vasectomy is also an option, but it is a completely different category of contraception. 

6. Vasectomy

Getting a vasectomy is a very well thought but hard choice to make if you ever think about it. Even though it is a full proof method to slash the risk of pregnancy, you are still susceptible to contracting STI’s and STD’s. 

Earlier, vasectomy used to be a permanent change in the body of a man but recent methods have proven that this procedure of contraception is reversible as well. 

Now what happens in a vasectomy is that your ‘vas deferens’ or the tubes that your sperm pass through are cut open from the middle and sealed in order to prevent the sperm from passing ever again. 

With Vasectomy which is also known as ‘Male Sterilization’, only about 15 out of 10,000 couples get pregnant in the year after a man has the surgery. It takes 3 months for your semen to be sperm free after the surgery has taken place successfully.

It is a cheap and effective method of contraception that works better than female sterilization. The best part is that one can go back home on the same day the surgery has been done.

Vasectomy does not change the way you or your partner feel about sex or ejaculation. Even your semen does not look, smell or feel any different. So even after you have had this procedure done, you will still have to wear a condom to protect yourself from STI’s and STD’s.   

So there you have it, your guide to do’s and don’t while having sex but safely. Make sure you read this through once again and follow the points thoroughly. 

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