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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.
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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.
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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
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safe sex

(sāf seks)
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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This is an important issue to explore, because several recent studies have documented that a significant number of HIV-positive individuals engage in unsafe sexual practices (that is, unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse) (Darrow et al., 1998; Heckman et al., 1998; Kalichman, 1999; Ostrow, McKirnan, Klein, & DiFranceisco, 1999, Reilly & Woo, 2001).
I express my concern that he is engaging in unsafe sexual practices because I'd like him to live a full lifetime.
This study examined adolescents' drinking, drug use, and risk associated with unsafe sexual practices (sexual activity, age of initiation, number of sexual partners, and substance use in conjunction with intercourse) in high school students from three ethnic groups in Hawaii.
'In many cases university is the time when people feel very vulnerable and may engage in unsafe sexual practices, regretting these experiences at a later date.
Findings from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey [NCHRBS] suggest that many college students engage in health risk behaviors including binge drinking, cigarette smoking, drug use, and unsafe sexual practices that increase their likelihood of serious health problems (i.e., unintentional and intentional injuries, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infection) (Douglas et al., 1997).
The bathhouses sued the city, and a California Superior Court judge allowed them to reopen, provided they took the doors off the private rooms and booths, so men could be monitored, and hired staff to roam through the baths, kicking out any men engaged in "unsafe sexual practices."
In addition to constituting a grave violation of human rights, sexual exploitation and trafficking also fosters unsafe sexual practices that promote the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
(9) In a national survey of young men ages 15 to 17 in the United States, for example, those who held traditional views of manhood were more likely to report substance use, violence, delinquency, and unsafe sexual practices. (10)
There is a shortage of available research, however, investigating the relationship between body modification and behaviors of higher-risk such as driving while intoxicated and unsafe sexual practices. The current study attempted to bridge this gap in the literature by examining body modification participation and involvement in very high-risk behaviors common to a college student population.
"This year we will be talking about relationships, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and how drugs and alcohol can lower people's inhibitions, leading to unsafe sexual practices."
With recent data showing a return to unsafe sexual practices in the younger gay population these sills remain essential.