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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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We want to raise people's awareness on unsafe sex, such as in vaginal intercourse and oral sex," she added.
Table 1 presents participants' bivariate relationships on the two dependent measures: unsafe IDU risks and unsafe sex risks.
The motive to do this was the 'kick,' and the feeling that unsafe sex is 'pure", Zwarter said.
For those not injecting drugs, unsafe sex was associated with 3.
Government Now Reports 1 Million Cases Nationwide; AHF Says Mixed Messages From Washington on Unsafe Sex and Irresponsible Drug Industry Ads Contribute to Crisis
Researchers used t tests and logistic regression to assess relationships between adolescents' background characteristics and three outcomes: whether their parents knew they used the clinic for sexual health services, whether they would attend a clinic for birth control if a parental notification law were enacted and whether they would engage in unsafe sex (i.
The drug's possible switch to nonprescription status has raised the ire of groups that maintain that making the emergency contraceptive available over the counter would encourage unsafe sex.
A higher proportion of the unsafe sex group had incomes less than $15,000; therefore, the receipt of support from specific sources is reported only if the group differences were significant and consistent patterns were found among those with incomes less than and more than $15,000.
Those conclusions flatly contradict the findings of WHO/UNAIDS, which attribute 90 percent of African infections to unsafe sex.
Five of them--being underweight, unsafe sex, iron deficiency, indoor smoke from solid fuels, and unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene--mainly affect populations in developing countries.
The overpowering addiction makes them take crazy risks, like having unsafe sex.
Francoise Hamers, from the Institut de Veille Sanitaire in France, said "injecting-drug users and a rise in unsafe sex in former communist countries will soon cause a major HIV/AIDS epidemic.