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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

also

safer sex

n.
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 :
http://doctoradhi.com/blog/?p=231

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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Savage says that anyone who transmits HIV through unsafe sex should be required to make anti-HIV-drug support payments, just as straight men pay child support for impregnating women.
To those of you too young to remember what is was like in the horrific '80s and early '90s, keep doing what you are doing with crystal and unsafe sex, and you'll see a repeat of those times.
Critics of the move claimed it would lead to abuse, through multiple use of the Pill, as well as encourage unsafe sex, especially among teenagers.
According to statistics, a large percentage of people in the country have had unsafe sex at some point, without the use of contraceptives.
It remains to be seen if the once poster boy for unsafe sex is the best person to teach the young about the virtues of protection.
Chemsex is a word used mostly in relation to men who have sex with men (MSM), and describes the use of drugs during sex, which is increasingly leading to unsafe sex and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Health officials are warning that the latest rise in the number of diagnoses means too many people are still putting themselves at risk through unsafe sex.
Even though only half the global population drinks alcohol, it is the world's third leading cause of ill health and premature death, after low birth weight and unsafe sex.
Experts from the University of Toronto analysed the results of 12 studies involving men and women which looked at the relationship between alcohol and unsafe sex.
The study found that the risk factors that affect health later in life include alcohol use, unsafe sex, iron deficiency and lack of contraception.
Summary: "Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are widely expanding among Saudis due to the practice of unsafe sex," said Dr.
Becky Adams, a one-time Brecon Convent girl who spent 20 years working in the seedy world of the sex industry, said selling unsafe sex was "seriously frowned upon".