Safer Sex Tips

Condoms

A condom is a thin latex or polyurethane tube that’s rolled onto an erect cock and prevents the exchange of cum, blood and vaginal fluids during sex. Receptive condoms, which are plastic sheaths that are inserted into the ass or vagina, are also available. Some tips for using condoms are:

  • Choose condoms that are the right size for you and/or your partner.
  • Check the expiration date.
  • Open the packet gently so you don’t tear it.
  • Ideally, cocks should be fully hard when condoms are put on.
  • If uncut, first pull back the foreskin.
  • Pinch the tip to remove the air. Hold the condom by the tip and roll it all the way down to the base of the cock.
  • Always use a water based or silicone lubricant. Oil based lubricants weaken latex, causing condoms to break.
  • Hold onto the base of the condom when pulling out. Take off the condom right after cumming, while the cock is still hard.
  • If having sex with multiple partners, use a new condom for each person.
  • During long or vigorous sessions of sex, condoms can start to wear out and become more vulnerable to breakage. Switch to a new one when needed.

Lube

Always use a water based or silicone lubricant. Oil based lubes can break down latex. Lubes containing Nonoxynol-9 can irritate your ass and vagina, making it easier to get STDs. Spit isn’t the best lube. Dry fucks can cause condoms to break, which makes it a riskier fuck. Using plenty of lube is one way to prevent condom breakage. You may need to re-apply lube several times when fucking. Some lubes contain numbing agents, which may both reduce pleasure and make it more difficult for you or your partners to feel pain. Don’t use silicone lube with silicone sex toys.

Dams

Dams are rectangular pieces of latex used for oral sex and rimming. Plastic wrap and condoms split down the middle can also work as dams. Some tips for using dams are:

  • Place the dam over the area you’re going to lick and hold it in place.
  • Use only one side of the dam.
  • Increase sensitivity by using water based or silicone lube on the body side of the dam.
  • Use a new dam for each person.
  • Don’t share dams.

Gloves

Use latex gloves and lots of water based or silicone lube for fingering and fisting. Remove jewelry, and trim and file your nails so you don’t cut the glove or your partner. For deeper fisting, use longer gloves. Turn gloves inside out as you take them off.

Sex Toys

To disinfect a silicone toy, boil it for 3 minutes, then clean it with antibacterial soap and warm water. For a non-silicone toy, use a condom then clean it with antibacterial soap and warm water. Non-silicone toys cannot be fully disinfected. To clean an electric toy, use a wet sponge and antibacterial soap, and don’t submerge the toy in water. For all insertive toys, use plenty of lube. Use a new condom for each person who uses the toy. Also make sure to clean fetish gear like floggers, whips and medical toys between uses.

Oral Health

Brushing or flossing can create small cuts in your mouth that could make you more susceptible to certain STDs. So wait at least 30 minutes after brushing or flossing before you have oral sex, including rimming.

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