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How To Manage Your Relationship Fun Health; STI Prevention Tips

Sexual Health is  an essential and beneficial dimension of being human, For most any sex topic is off-limits which shouldn't be. However the World Health Organization, considers sexual health an essential dimension of human health and well-being. From concern over how to have comfortable, enjoyable sex to questions about testing for sexually transmitted infections and their prevention.

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) are infections that’s spread through sexual contact. They generally include skin-to-skin contact. Paying attention to sexual health and protection is necessary towards good health and avoiding STIs but the only guaranteed way of managing and preventing STIs is to abstain from all sexual contact. However, when engaging in sexual activity, there are steps to limit the risk of transmission;

-Ensure to always use protections before sex as having a conversation about sexual health with your partner also very necessary, however because not everyone with an STI knows they have one it’s important to get tested. Get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A, and hepatitis B (HBV) and avoid sexual contact when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

-Ensure healthy sex practice which involve use of barrier method, which include internal and external protection during sex even with use of toys, also use gloves even for manual stimulation as it is hygienic.

-Maintain good personal hygiene during and after sexual activity, such as washing and rinsing your hands as well as urinating after to avoid urinary tract infections.

-Ensure appropriate and correct use of condoms. Check expiry date, put on correctly, check also to be sure there are no punctures, avoid oil based lubes and use condom lubricants, hold on to condom after sex to ensure it does not slip of and dispose appropriately.

-Never Reuse protections.

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