No matter who you are with, sex is still sex. Certain activities like hugging kissing have very low risk as compared to oral sex and vaginal sex. The only difference between lesbian sex and heterosexual sex is the risk of unwanted pregnancies. But there are other things you have to keep in mind. This women’s day let us look at some tips to have safe sex.
Safe sex tips for women this women’s day
It nobody’s business but yours whether you’re a lesbian, a bisexual woman or a straight woman. But the important thing to keep in mind is your sexual health. Not having sex with a man does not reduce the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, let us touch on some health issues that might affect women. This article will address how women can have safe sex when they have sex with women.
Talk it out
Whether your sexual activities revolve around a one night stand- or a long term relationship, it should not matter. It is always better to ask your partner when they were last tested for STIs. And if so, it would be good to know if your partner has been treated for it.
Also, share details about your sexual health as well. If either of you has been tested recently, it is completely okay to hold on to the sexual activity until you do it. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t forget to use protection
Sexual activity involves a lot of body fluids. And in this case, it is always better to use a barrier method of protection. Especially when you have a cut or a sore wound. Also, since we know STDs are transmitted through body fluids it is a greater risk to have sex during the time of your periods.
Let’s have a look at some kinds of protection women can use when they have sex with other women.
1. Condoms: If your partner is a trans-woman and has a penis make sure to use a female or male condom for vaginal and anal intercourse. It is essential to use a new condom for every new sexual activity. For example, if you are switching between oral, vaginal and anal sex, use a new condom for each of them. Also, it is always good to use a condom on the sex toys you use.
2. Dental dams: Dental dams are used when you are giving oral sex to a woman. A dental dam is a sheet of latex that acts as a barrier. It avoids the transfer of body fluids and therefore any STIs. The most high-risk sexual activity is scissoring. Make sure to use a dental dam while scissoring.
3. Gloves and finger cots: Using your hands to simulate ones genitals is considered one of the safest sexual activities. However, it still carries a risk. Body fluid can transmit through an unnoticeable cut can also have a slight level of risk. To avoid this, you can use latex gloves or finger cots.
Keep good hygiene
Hygiene is the most important factor when it comes to having safe sex.
Make sure to have clean and tidy nails before you decide to use your hands for genital stimulation. It is advisable to wash you hands before engaging in sexual activity as you can have bacteria that could transfer.
Women are advised to pee before and after sex. It helps avoid urinary tract infections. If your woman is prone to infections, this is the golden rule for you. If you decide to use sex toys, clean them before and after using them. It is preferable to not share your sex toys, even with your partner. And if you do, make sure to use protection.
Lubricants for safe sex
Most people tend to think that lubricants are only meant to increase pleasure. And although they sure can do that, lubricants have an important part to play in keeping you safe. The main purpose of it is to make sex a little slicker so that everything moves smoothly and you don’t end up getting a cut or a tear that can be caused by friction which in turn can contract STIs.
Use appropriate lubricants when you use protection. For example, do not use silicone-based lubricants with sex toys that are made of silicone. Avoid oil-based lubricants with latex condoms. This could lead to a tear in the condom.
This women’s day use these safety tips to keep you from contracting STDs and STIs when you engage in sexual activity with another woman.
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