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safe sex

sexual practices that limit the risk of transmitting or acquiring an infectious disease through exchanges of semen, blood, and other bodily fluids, for example, use of a condom, mutual masturbation, and avoidance of anal intercourse.

safe sex


safer sex

Sexual activity with precautions taken to avoid acquiring or spreading a sexually transmitted disease, as by use of a condom or avoidance of certain practices.

safe′-sex′ adj.

safe sex

intimate sexual practices between partners who use condoms or other means to prevent the exchange of body fluids that transmit diseases. Although perfect safety is virtually impossible without abstinence, the known risks of infections by human immunodeficiency virus or other organisms transmitted through sexual contact can be reduced by safe sex practices.
(1) Sexual activity engaged in by people who have taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS
(2) Sexual activity based on guidelines on the relative safety of various sexual practices, in terms of the potential for transmitting infection, in particular HIV-1

safe sex

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An umbrella term indicating sexual activity that has been undertaken using a latex condom to avoid sexually transmitted disease and any transmission of body fluids. Also called safer sex.

safe sex

Measures taken to try to minimize the risk of sexually transmitted disease, especially AIDS. These include the avoidance of promiscuity, fidelity to the partner, the use of condoms and non-penetrative sexual activity.

Patient discussion about safe sex

Q. I want to know whether sex during pregnancy is safe? I am in the second trimester. I want to know whether sex during pregnancy is safe?

A. I once wrote an article about this topic "sex in pregnancy", and I would like to share it here :

So many couples are afraid enough to do sex during pregnancy, because they think it will harm the pregnancy (the baby). So, rather than not-giving-it-to-your-husband and to prevent then-he-will-have-it-in-some-other-ways, let me clarify the truth about sex in pregnancy. The movement and penetration of intercourse, in itself, generally won’t harm the baby (unless you do some ‘weirdo’ sex, hehe). Your baby is protected by your abdomen and the muscular walls of the uterus. Your baby is also cushioned by the fluid in the amniotic sac.
The contractions of orgasm aren’t the same as labor contractions. Still, as a general safety precaution, some doctors advise avoiding sex in the first weeks of pregnancy (just wait until the fetus is strongly attached to its mother’s uterus) and last few weeks of pregnancy, believing that hormones in semen called pr

Q. Is it safe to have sex with my pregnant wife? My wife and I are 4 months pregnant and are expecting our first baby. Can we have sex? I am afraid it will harm the baby.

A. Yes, sex is safe anytime during a normal pregnacy. Until her water breaks or the Doctor specifically tells you that you cannot have sex you can! I am happy to see you care about your wife and baby enough to ask!

Q. Is it safe to have sex with a woman with cancer of the uterus? My 45-years old wife was told she have cancer in the uterus, and will have an operation soon. Meanwhile, should we use a condom during sex? Can the tumor pass from her to me (like AIDS or HPV)?

A. unless the cancer has lots of bleeding, you don't need to use condoms.
but if your wife would undergo an operation, maybe you need to be off-of-that-sex 1-2 days prior to operation day, just to make sure there's no super infection that will bother the operation plan.

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The experimental (theory-based) intervention failed to show efficacy in eliciting changes in the constructs of social cognitive theory along with safer sex behavioral changes.
Vice president of marketing Carol Carrozza does a great deal of public speaking at high schools, colleges, health education groups and other venues delivering the safer sex message, distributing product samples and offering demonstrations of the safety and strength of condoms.
Second, an expanded model was evaluated which assessed the contributions of response bias variables, previous sexual risk behaviour, the personality disposition of sensation-seeking, sex guilt, perceived threat of AIDS, barriers to the performance of safer sex, and difficulties with safer sex performance.
The predictors used were self-efficacy towards safer sex, self-efficacy towards barriers for safer sex, expectations for safer sex, and situational perceptions for safer sex and self-control for safer sex using stepwise multiple regression analysis.
We then examined bivariate associations between each independent variable and participants' intention to practise safer sex with seroconcordant partners.
I think their task is to encourage safer sex, and it is possible to have safer sex within a polygamous context.
Safer sex is a way of thinking about and acting on sexuality, not just the activity of using condoms or having a bit of foreskin cut off.
Future HIV interventions for women may consider expanding their options for safer sex and offering prevention packages.
The health department unveiled the NYC Condom in 2007 as the latest in a long-term effort to provide safer sex education and resources to city residents.
Duncan and colleagues (2002) conducted a qualitative study with African American college students and found that the most salient barriers to safer sex practices were negative views of condoms, trust issues, and spontaneity.
THERE was a serious storm in a teacup this week over a magazine mix-up that led to sexually explicit safer sex materials for gay men getting in to local unis.
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