6 Easy Ways to Have Sexy, Safer, Sex!


6. Want to have anal* sex? Warm up with a butt plug

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First up, ditch the desensitizer! According to the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, long-term use of desensitizers can lead to an increased risk for infections and anal fissures. Additionally, using anal desensitizers may work very well for masking pain associated with anal penetration, but this does increase risk for injuries - because you won’t be able to feel them happening, you might not notice injuries until it’s too late. Besides, anal sex can be intensely pleasurable for many folks - when you cover up the pain with desensitizers, you cover up the pleasure, too. So instead, why not work your way up to anal sex using a plug or training kit? Wearing an anal plug prepares the sphincter for penetration, and many people find pleasure in wearing anal plugs, too. Always start small and use PLENTY of your favorite lube to minimize risk of injury. Remember, take it slow, and if it hurts, listen to what your body is telling you!

*This tip is specific to penetrative anal sex - rimming, external vibrations, and oral are pleasurable ways to engage in anal sex without worrying about possible injury from penetration! Simply use a dental dam (see the section on barriers below!) and you're good to go! 

 

5. Lube, lube, and more lube

Packets, bottles, pumps, shooters - make sure you have all of your favorite ways to lube up handy for any time you have sex! Lube isn’t just for people who have trouble lubricating on their own; lube is for everybody. With all the different options out there, there’s sure to be a lube... or two...or more, that works for you. Using lubricants not only increases pleasure for all parties involved by reducing friction; it can also prevent micro-tearing - which, if present, can increase the risk for contracting an infection. Lube can also increase pleasure when using barriers such as condoms, gloves, and dental dams - try a flavored or warming lube for extra fun sensations! If using water based lube, however, just be sure that propylene glycol is not on the ingredients list - studies have shown that that particular ingredient can cause micro-tears.

 

4. Use a barrier

External condoms are typically the most talked-about barrier, yet many people don’t know that they are available in all sorts of different sizes and even different shapes. Have fun experimenting with different kinds of external condoms to find the best possible fit for the most possible pleasure.  Barriers can include external and internal condoms, dental dams, and gloves...but did you know that saran wrap is also an effective barrier for oral sex? That’s right! In a pinch, you can use household saran wrap for oral sex to reduce risk of STIs. Another fun fact is that internal condoms can be worn vaginally for up to 6 hours prior to sex; wearing an internal condom is a great way to be prepared just in case your partner isn’t, and they can also be cut open to be used as a dental dam! Internal condoms can be used anally, as well (but unlike when worn vaginally, they cannot be worn anally prior to sex - only during). Plus, they’re latex-free and therefore safe for those with latex allergies.

 
 

3. Sharing toys? Use a condom!

If during play you don’t have time or resources to include washing and sterilizing your toy between bodies or orifices, use a new, clean condom for each person (or orifice) that is using it. This is a quick, clean, and easy way to ensure that all involved in a session can have fun safely. Alternatively, bringing a small spray bottle of toy cleaner and some paper towels, or special toy-cleaning wipes can help speed-up the clean-up, too. However, cleaning between uses with a toy cleaner only works with toys that are made of non-porous materials such as silicone or glass. For porous rubber toys, a non-latex condom is still the safest bet. For toys used externally, dental dams or saran wrap can be used, as well.

 

2. R e l a x

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Say what? Relaxation as a tip for safer sex?

Yup - and it’s relatively easy, too; most people won’t need any special tools to do it! When you feel more relaxed before and during sexual activities, your muscles will be less tense, thus reducing the risk of tearing due to straining or stretching too far. Additionally, many people find that they self-lubricate more easily when they are not stressed out, which can also reduce risk of tearing! Less tearing means less risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection. So be sure to treat yourself, meditate, or do whatever you need to do in order to “get into the zone” for sex!  

 
 

1. Communicate

Having open communication between partners about possible risk of STIs is not only courteous, but a proven way of avoiding transmitting infections. If you or your partner have an STI, being aware of it allows the proper preventative measures to be taken (such as using a larger barrier to protect more of the genital area or not engaging in certain activities). Communicating with your partner prior to sexual activities will also help you decide which risk-reducing measures to take that will be the most comfortable and make the most sense for you during your play - ensuring that you can have the safest, most pleasurable play-time possible!

Now that you've got the ideas, time to get the tools to put them to use! Libido Adult Store carries many products to help you have safer sex. Our store is open 24 hours, so you never have to worry! Head on down to Midtown today and learn more about safer sex.


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