WHAT IS SEX/SAFE SEX???• In biology, sex is a process of combining and mixing genetic traits, often resulting in the specialization of organisms into a male or female variety (known as a sex).• ‘Safer sex, also referred to as protected sex, is greatly used by health workers and is defined as "sexual activity engaged by people who have taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections and diseases such as AIDS.
• Individuals use the term safe sex to refer to the protection against pregnancy, HIV/AIDS or STDs.• Safe sex practices became more prominent in the late 1980s as a result of the AIDS epidemic.
TOOLS FOR SAFER SEX 1. Condoms 2. Oral Sex 3. Toy Sex 4. Masturbation 5. Moral Constraints 6. Contraceptive Pills 7. Contraceptive Injections
PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE SEX• Todays individuals "must protect themselves and each other" from "incurable and life-threatening diseases“• Some of the precautions that have caused individuals to become more cautious when indulging in sexual relationships:1. The avoidance of physical contact, also known as autoeroticism.2. Non-penetrative sex.3. Example of a barrier protection would be the use of either female or male condoms, dental dam (latex sheet) when indulging in oral sex, medical gloves, cleaned dildos or other sex toys.
ALWAYS REMEMBER • While indulging in sexual relationships, one must always remember to:1. limiting the numbers of sexual partners2. using prophylactics3. avoid bodily fluid exchange4. resisting the use of drugs that reduce inhibitions for high-risk sexual behavior.
RISKS OR CONSEQUENCES• Risk is classified as either being documented (transmission that has actually occurred, been investigated, and documented in the scientific literature) or theoretical (passing an infection from one person to another is possible).• The risk reduction of safe sex is not absolute.• There are many consequences of sex, whether safe or unsafe.
1. PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCES• Individuals get infected from STDs such as AIDS, Gonorrhea, etc.• Female partners may get pregnant (emphasis on Teen Pregnancy)• Herpes, Genital warts, Pubic lice etc from skin contact.• Use of contraceptive measures resulting in internal and external bodily disorders.
Pictures of the effects of AidsKaposis sarcoma on the trunk and leg of a person affected with AIDS
Picture of a personsuffering from Herpes. Herpes can come anywhere (not necessarily only on mouth)
Beware of these…these are very disturbing!!!!!
2. EMOTIONAL CONSEQUENCES• There is a high tendency of teenage boys leaving their girlfriends who have been their sexual partner, after having sex with them. When this happens, the girl feels used, sexually abused and wronged. She suffers from depression not only from a broken relationship but also because she gave in to his sexual desires and lost her virginity.• A sense of betrayal and abandonment, confusion about romantic feelings, altered self-esteem, depression, and impaired ability to form healthy long-term relationships.
3. SPIRITUAL CONSEQUENCES• According to Christianity marriage is valued by God and engaging in premarital sexual relationship is sin.• From the Christian spiritual viewpoint, there is only one kind of safe sex; sex between two married individuals.• Sex is meant to be private.• After having sex outside a wedlock, one realizes that it also interferes in one’s relationship with God because, “…you feel you’ve betrayed God and yourself.”
• In Hinduism, sexual activity is part of an obligation duty and not to be misused for enjoyment as it would lead to attachment delusion and one’s downfall.• For many Hindus premarital sex is not just a taboo but a great sacrilege in many Hindu families who are committed to Hindu way of life.• For parents it would be a great calamity if their children are found involved in premarital relationships.
4. PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES• The most psychologically safe situation for a sexual relationship has the dynamics of a loving committed relationship like a marriage.• Pre-marital sex is likely to cause feelings like shame, guilt and/or rejection.• This may later develop into low self esteem and chronic depression. In extreme cases, it also leads to suicidal attempts and suicides.
CONTD…..• In western side of the world, losing virginity is not a big deal however.• One will score a big point if she doesn’t get pregnant after her first intercourse.• One feels superior as s/he knows more about the subject.
CONCLUSION“Prevention is better than Cure.”Be reserve in what and how you choose to do.Make sure you don’t put yours or anyone else’slife and future at stake. Stay safe and behealthy. Satisfy your needs in a proper way.Save sex, Try Safe Sex.