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So, I have reoccurring shingles and I’m currently having an outbreak. Is it safe for my wife and I to have sex right now? She has also had shingles once before but is currently not experiencing an outbreak. Shingles and Sex

So, I have reoccurring shingles and I’m currently having an outbreak. Is it safe for my wife and I to have sex right now? She has also had shingles once before but is currently not experiencing an outbreak. Shingles and Sex

Should be ok: If a person had shingles or chicken pox in the past, she can no longer catch the virus from another person. However, if a person has no good immunity to the zoster virus (never caught chicken pox, is immunosuppressed, never got the vaccine, or got the vaccine but did not make enough antibodies) then she can get a case of chicken pox from the virus in the skin lesions of somebody else's shingles. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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When must someone practice safe sex?

When must someone practice safe sex?

Always: Safe sex is the wisest choice when any encounter with a person that is not completely known to the other partner is undertaken. Safe sex can prevent disease and pregnancy. Always have a condom with you for use unless you are in a committed relationship with a trustworthy partner. ...Read more

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How exactly do you practice safe sex?

Protection: Condoms are the most readily available and easiest item. Proper hygiene is helpful. Knowledgeable trust is essential. Extra precautions when doing unusual sexual activities. ...Read more

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What are safe sex positions for a female?

What are safe sex positions for a female?

Any position is fine: Any position is fine, as long as one doesn't end up with neck pain, back pain, hip pain, or end up breaking something falling off the furniture. ...Read more

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What would you advise for practicing safe sex with escorts?

What would you advise for practicing safe sex with escorts?

Commerical sex: You might think twice about having sex with escorts if you read this book, 'somebody's daughter: the hidden story of america's prostituted children and the battle to save them' by julian sher

http://www. Amazon. Com/somebodys-daughter-americas-prostituted-children/dp/1569765650. ...Read more

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Is masturbation and frootage is safe sex?

Is masturbation and frootage is safe sex?

Safe sex: As long as no ejaculate gets near the vagina. It only takes one good swimmer. The sperm can be transferred on fingers or get inside if placed on the outer vaginal lips. Be careful. With regard to STIs, herpes and papilloma virus can both be transferred on fingers and with rubbing of genitals. ...Read more

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What things must I keep in mind about safe sex?

Knowledge is power: Make sure you know the infection status of any partner you have. It is best to have this conversation before considering sexual activity. Always use condoms to protect against transmission of infections, even if using a hormonal contraceptive. ...Read more

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What qualifies as safe sex? Does that just mean using a condom?

What qualifies as safe sex? Does that just mean using a condom?

Non penetration: Or masturbation is only truly safe sex. Condom with anti-sprmicidal gel also qualifies for safe sex. Also IUD or Birth Control Pill between two completely clean (i.e. free of STD) partners is quite safe. But abstention or masturbation are the only 100% safe sex practices. ...Read more

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Do you think I should use the day after pill or abortion as a means of safe sex?

Do you think I should use the day after pill or abortion as a means of safe sex?

"safe"??: There is nothing safe about what you are asking. The day after pill will not reliably protect you from pregnancy and abortion as birth control risks uterine trauma, bleeding and infection. Neither one provides any protection against sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Is there any way to have safe sex without using condom or anythng else? I and my partner are 20 and 19 years respectively

Is there any way to have safe sex without using condom or anythng else? I and my partner are 20 and 19 years respectively

Safe from what?: If not married, there's no way to have sex and be safe from morality police. At ages 19 and 20, a couple might be safe from their parents (if not living with parents now). The biological purpose of sex is to create offspring, so naturally, there is no safe "natural" way to avoid getting pregnant. A couple can be safe from STD diseases if neither person has HIV, nor has had sex with another person. ...Read more

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So basically if I have hpv, i'll never again be able to have safe sex? Any partner that I have is at risk for contracting it?

So basically if I have hpv, i'll never again be able to have safe sex? Any partner that I have is at risk for contracting it?

HPV is Everywhere: Nope. That is not the message you should take home. You should one, get the full gardisil vaccine series. So should all of the potential partners you have that are 26 years and younger.

All of the people you meet in your life (96% of them at least) will have been exposed to one of the strains of hpv by the time they are 26.

Hpv infection alone is definitely not a reason to become celibate. ...Read more

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I have Williams Syndrome. I have just started to have safe sex with my boyfriend of 6 years. Is there anything I need to be careful of.?

I have Williams Syndrome. I have just started to have safe sex with my boyfriend of 6 years. Is there anything I need to be careful of.?

Not much: There is nothing in your medical condition of William Syndrome that requires any special care re sexual activity. Just make sure you get you medical evaluations regularly from your regular doctors and needed referrals to specialists, with a particular focus on BP and cardiac complications that unfortunately are part of the disease spectrum including which may exist. It is good to be safe! ...Read more

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I want a child after one year. I want to know the safe sex can do after the period or before the period for women. Pleases suggest the safest time.?

I want a child after one year. I want to know the safe sex can do after the period or before the period for women. Pleases suggest the safest time.?

Pregnancy happens...: Pregnancy happens when women try to guess their non-fertile days, because life is so unpredictable. Ovulation can happen a little earlier or a little later, from time to time. Who knows how long one sperm will survive in one particular woman in any one month? Attached here is the estimated fertile days for a 28day cycle. ...Read more

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I ejaculated inside my gf and she took the Plan B pill within an hour. We had safe sex again shortly after will this affect the effectiveness of pill?

I ejaculated inside my gf and she took the Plan B pill within an hour. We had safe sex again shortly after will this affect the effectiveness of pill?

What is "safe sex"?: If you used a condom the first time, then Plan B shouldn't be necessary. Since she took plan b, I assume you didn't use a condom. Don't forget that condoms also lower one's risk for catching/giving sexually transmitted diseases & infections in addition to lowering risk for pregnancy. Plan b is a hormonal method for emergency contraception that should not be affected by other birth control pills. ...Read more

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How to have safe sex?

How to have safe sex?

Of course,: The safest sex is abstinence. Safe sex means how to have sex without becoming infected with diseases transmitted by sex: HIV, hepatitis, HPV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc. This means not allowing your partner's semen or vaginal secretions to get inside your vagina, anus, penis, or mouth and avoiding genital skin-to-skin. Condoms. Exclusive partners. No injectable drug use. Stay well ...Read more

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Tell me about safe sex?

Tell me about safe sex?

Safe sex: For protection against both pregnancy and a sexually transmitted disease - a condom is commonly used. ...Read more

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How to have enjoyable safe sex?

How to have enjoyable safe sex?

Willing partner: Both should be relaxed, in the mood & well rested. Turn off the phone. Have some romantic music in the background. Avoid any distractions. Take your time & don't rush. Use well lubricated condom. Start with a lot of stroking or massage. Do things that both U & partner enjoy. Communicate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get safe sex?

What is the best way to get safe sex?

Condoms: Safe sex means using a condom. You can buy the condoms but I can't tell you how to "get it". ...Read more

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What materials can help you have safe sex?

Barrier protection: Condoms are a crucial part of safer sex. This barrier reduces transmission of STDs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have safe sex at 13?

Unsafe sex at 13: It might be emotionally damaging to the 13 year old to have sex at such a young age. It is unlikely that a true emotional relationship would be in existence which is healthy; safe sex is more than just not becoming pregnant; the emotional state pre and post of the partners must be considered. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get not having safe sex?

What diseases can you get not having safe sex?

Any and all STD's+: Any and all std's can be transmitted including, herpes, gonorrhea, syphillis, herpes, HIV hpv (warts), and chlamydia. Other diseases such as hepatitis, chancroids, tb, and a "host of things that most lay persons would rather not see except in a textbook". ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 14-15 year old to have safe sex?

Is it ok for a 14-15 year old to have safe sex?

Problems abound: As a male with a listed age of 18, I can see some obvious problems with your question. In my state, if you attempt or have sex with a 14-15 yo you can spend a good deal of time in prison, consensual or not. Each state has its "age of consent" based on knowledge that the brain remains behind the body in maturity. I suppose you have heard the term "jailbait" ...Read more

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Does practicing safe sex reduce chances of cervicitis?

Condoms Work: Condoms can be up to 98% effective at preventing sexually transmitted diseases when used correctly. It should be noted that barrier methods like condoms are the only contraception shown to reduce the spread of stds. Practicing safe sex reduces the number of STDs and thereby reduces the chances of getting cervicitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have safe sex with a man with herpes?

Is it possible to have safe sex with a man with herpes?

Sexual safety: There really isn't anything called "safe sex" except with a mutually monogamous partner with a known negative and STD tested sexual history. Herpes active lesions are very capable to transmit the infection to others. The herpes virus has been known to shed from the site after healing for up to 21 days. Condoms are useless if the lesions are on the scrotum and not the penis. Use sexual safety! ...Read more

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Things to b remembr for a safe sex before marriage....?

Things to b remembr for a safe sex before marriage....?

Sexuality: First there is no way to know what you are asking here. Safe sex usually means sex that is protected from exposure to infected body fluids. Second, one does not usually go to the doctor to learn how to be sexual. This is done with practice and a lot of discussion with your girlfriends or female relatives. Perhaps you can be more specific about what you are really concerned about. ...Read more

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Since both partners have chlymidia can they have safe sex?

Since both partners have chlymidia can they have safe sex?

No: Not until both are treated and cured. Otherwise you will constantly be spreading the infection back and forth with potential serious consequences. ...Read more

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How can people practice safe sex during oral sex on a woman?

How can people practice safe sex during oral sex on a woman?

None, . ..: Contacting the right area with bacteria will always brings the potentially offending germs to the obviously or microscopically injured cells of skin or mucosa incurred by sexual acts. Hence there would be no imaginable ways to lessen STD risks; this is life reality and prevention by not doing it is the best way to avoid. Nonetheless, the odd of catching STDs is still low, but not impossible. ...Read more

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