Sexual activity and demonstrations of affection are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but sexual activity is also not without associated risks and there are steps that everyone should take to ensure the safety of themselves and their partners. If you are sexually active, it’s imperative that you takes steps to practice safe sex, and that you also get tested regularly. There is no need to feel any stigma or panic over getting tested; it’s a smart and safe way to manage your health. Some sexually transmitted infections or diseases don’t immediately demonstrate symptoms, so even if you feel healthy it’s still a great idea to get things checked out!
Sexual activity is also not always without its complications; if you’re experiencing pain, difficulty or have concerns about your sexual activity it’s important to speak to a medical professional instead of managing the potentially damaging mental and physical effects of your concerns.
With respect to practicing safe sexual activity, there are a range of contraception methods that balance your safety, convenience and lifestyle. While some are easily available, like condoms, it is important to consult with your GP about what is the safest and most effective form of contraception for your lifestyle.