Reducing the risk of contracting STIs during anal sex.
Exchange of bodily fluids is a given during unprotected sexual intercourse. There are a number of ways to reduce the risk of infection while being sexually active. In case of anal sex, the risk of infection is considerably higher than with vaginal intercourse.
While anal sex does not allow the possibility of becoming pregnant, it is still possible to use the barrier method called the condom to avoid the spread of infection. Ensuring that the incentive partner uses a condom is a good way to reduce the risk.
If condoms are being used for anal sex, it is a good idea to pair it with the application of a water-based lubricant. This will reduce the danger of slipping off due to friction or breakage during use. Oil-based lubricants should not be used with condoms as they react with the latex and disintegrate the material. Silicon-based lubricants can also be used with condoms, if water based-lubricants are unavailable.
Choose to reduce the risk of STIs by reducing the number of partners you have sexual relationships with. If you have a single partner, who is healthy and gets regular check-ups, you are less likely to develop infections of a sexual nature. Also ensure that you get a physical check-up done regularly to ensure no infection sneaks up on you. Use condom for anal sex. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org