safe sexual activity


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(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 sexual activity

Sexology A group of guidelines on the relative safeness of various sexual activities, in terms of the potential for transmitting infection, in particular HIV-1; these guidelines are of use in advising Pts. See Paraphilia, Sex industry, Sexual deviancy, Sexually transmitted disease.
Safe sex guidelines
Safe sexual activities Mutual masturbation–male or female, social kissing–dry, taking a bath together, body massage, hugging, body-to-body contact–frottage to orgasm of any external body part, light sado-masochistic activities–without bruising or bleeding, licking dry healthy skin
Risky sexual activities–insufficient data is available–should be considered with caution French–wet kissing, vaginal or anal intercourse with a condom, fellatio without ejaculation, fellatio interruptus or into condom, cunnilingus, urine contact–'water sports', ie urination on sexual partner, stimulation to orgasm between the thighs or buttocks, digital-anal sex without a barrier
Unsafe sexual activities–risk increases with multiple partners Vaginal or anal intercourse without a condom, manual-anal intercourse–'fisting', nonprotected oral-anal contact–anilingus, 'rimming', nonprotected manual-vaginal contact, fellatio totalis–oral-semen contact, swallowing menstrual blood, swallowing vaginal fluids, blood contact, sharing of sex toys