First of all, people should always avoid sex with anyone whohas genital sores, a rash, discharge, or other symptoms. Theonly time unprotected sex is safe is if you and your partnerhave sex only with each other, and if it‘s been at least sixmonths since you each tested negative for STIs. Secondly, having sex with a condom, female condom,gloves, and other appropriate barriers. Make up your mindto have safer sex every time you have sex. If your sex lifeinvolves intercourse, anal or vaginal, you must always havesex with a condom. When used properly condoms offergood protection against pregnancy and some protectionagainst STIs. Condoms are not fool proof, they do fail, butthey can help decrease your risks. If you do not usecondoms as directed their failure rate dramaticallyincreases. Last but not the least, people should Have Sex Only WithinA Mutually Monogamous Relationship. Two people whohave sex only with one another don’t have any opportunityto bring a new STD into the relationship. If you and yourpartner have been tested and are healthy, remainingfaithful to each other is a very good way to reduce yourchances of contracting an STD.