Use a condom: it could seriously improve your sex life!
(And you’re relationships and confidence!)
HIV isn’t a fussy infection. It does not care about your sexual orientation, religious affiliation, skin colour, place of birth, where you come from or where you’re heading. Condoms are a really good way of stopping HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, when used properly.
Condoms can also be fun, bringing stronger communication between you and your partner(s) and even spice up your sex life!
Using Condoms also means you won’t have to worry about risking all of those unwanted infections and stress that might pop into your head when it’s all over.
In the UK today approximately 1/3 rd of people that are already infected don’t know that they have the virus and remain untested. How do we know that? Anonymous Surveys FactSheet
With this many people remaining untested and unaware that they have HIV they are unwittingly putting others at risk of contracting the virus.
There is no cure for HIV and the treatments that are available can have unpleasant side effects on your body.
Always use a condom when having penetrative sex, it is the only way to protect yourself against HIV.
You may want to use a condom when you have oral sex although the risk of HIV transmission is lower.
Talking to your partner(s) is the key to good condom use, from the initial chat about using them to putting them on. It doesn’t need to be a separate thing, it should be part of the fun!
Your partner can put it on for you or both of you can explore fun and creative ways of getting it on!
Most importantly talking and being open will make you feel relaxed! Don’t get stressed if you lose you’re hard on. And remember there are lots of different sensual, sexy and horny things you can do, apart from penetrative sex.
Remember Condoms come in different sizes. If you feel uncomfortable this could be the reason why the condom is not working for you. Like shoes, we all need different sizes!
Have fun, get one on and enjoy!