What do you think of when you hear the term safe sex? Most people picture a condom. Some assume that the only way to really be safe is to abstain from sex completely. And while using condom or abstaining from sex are good ways to avoid sexually transmitted infections, there are a few more things gay teens need to know about safe sex.
What is the Difference Between Safe Sex & Safer Sex?
Safer sex refers to things we do to lower the chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STD or STI) during sex. Most health professionals don’t use the term “safe sex” because, aside from not having sex, nothing will provide 100% protection from infections.
Should You Use a Condom for Oral Sex?
Oral sex is considered a lower risk activity for STDs than are anal and vaginal sex. Even so, it is still possible to …Learn more →