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Safe Sex And Shingles
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
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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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
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
Ones that have: Spermacide if it does not irritate u or your partner. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
If I had safe sex with another man but after when I took the condom off our penises touched briefly, is there any risk of transmitting anything? Thnx!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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