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Safer Sex Techniques

Professor Dr. R. Y. Jalali, PhD

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There are many infections, which pass from one person to another by sexual activities. One of those, AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) leading by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is fatal. Other infections such as Gonorrhea or Chlamydia cause serious medical conditions, if untreated. Someone who is carrying the infections can transmit some other incurable infections like Genital Warts, Hepatitis and Herpes. Such infections can cause lifetime suffering.

During sexual activities, when body fluids such as semen and vaginal aqueous are passed from one person to another can cause significant ventures. Saliva does carry Herpes and Hepatitis and transmits infection if brought in contact with vagina, penis and mouth.

Indeed, someone suffering from any sexually transmitted disease, rapidly goes toward the death. Only Safe Sex Practices can prevent the spend of AIDS and other infections.


  • Always wear a new condom before any sex play begins. It protects effectively against all sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) except Syphilis.
  • For anal sex use a condom with a water-based lubricant. Lubricants prevent the sensitive anal canals from being injured.
  • Do not lubricate the penis before putting on a condom. It may come off during sexual inter course.
  • If the condom tears during sexual intercourse, withdraw the penis immediately and put on a new condom.
  • Never use saliva as a lubricant.
  • Avoid large number of partners with whom you have sex.
  • Before beginning a sexual relationship, you and your partners should be checked for infection at any sexological clinic.
  • If you are infected with any sexually transmitted disease, stop having sex until a physician confirms that you are clear.
  • If you have any doubt about any sexually transmitted disease, ask your doctor.
  • During oral sex never ejaculate into your partners mouth.
  • Use dental dams as barrier protection during mouth-to-vagina and mouth-to-anus contact.
  • Take care, when playing with toys, the HIV can be transmitted through cuts and scrapes.
  • Do not share toys, which have been inserted in another person.


The following practices can also help to protect against sexually transmitted diseases:

  1. Urinating immediately after sex.
  2. Washing the genitals thoroughly with warm water before and after sex.
  3. Use the standard contraceptive foams, creams and jellies for female.
  4. Application by female performer of some non-contraceptive vaginal products.


Throughout life avoid extramarital sexual relationships.