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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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