Safe Sex: Two Seconds is All That it Takes
Human sex, the way people experience and express their sex, is the way in which humans experience and define their sexuality. People engage in various sexual acts, ranging from solitary sexual acts done with no one else to sexual acts with another individual for a range of different reasons. These sexual actions are motivated by one or more of these elements: desire, arousal, excitement, orgasm, affiliation, identification, commitment, affiliation with others, and other such elements. Sometimes there is only one element that is driving sexual desire and this is known as single sex. In this case, the desire is not directed at anyone or any particular object but simply to the experience of sex and the associated feelings and emotions that accompany it.
When the urge to have sex comes upon you, your nervous system will signal the pituitary gland to secrete a hormone known as androgens. This hormone causes the genitals to swell and to develop into erect. At the same time, another gland, known as the hypothalamus, secures the release of another hormone known as estrogen. This causes vaginal lubrication to increase and causes the vagina to dilate.
Once these hormones are released, both of the primary hormones known as androgens and estrogens are transported to the genital area where they interact chemically with the receptive vaginal lining. This interaction causes vaginal lubrication to increase as well as to intensify sensations associated with sexual arousal. Some of the many different ways that this interaction may take place include: through the introduction of more lubricant to the vagina through vaginal stimulation during oral sex, anal sex and female sex (vaginal and anal sex only), through the reception of pain and distress by the receiving individual through inflicting pain upon them via anal sex, and through the reception of pleasure and satisfaction by the giver or receiver of oral sex or anal sex.
In order to prevent STDs by avoiding unsafe sex practices, individuals should use protective sex toys. Condoms are a great way to protect yourself when engaging in anal sex, female sex or vaginally penetrating someone. However, it should be noted that although some studies have shown that condom wear reduces the risk of contracting HIV, herpes and genital warts, there is no evidence that shows that wearing any kind of condom reduces the risk of acquiring those STDs. Because of this, it is important to know that there are a number of different types of STDs that may not be prevented by using condoms. For instance, the incubation period for genital warts is one month, so using a condom during anal sex would not protect you from contracting the disease in that short amount of time.
Another way to practice safer sex is to avoid using dental dams. Dental dams are used to keep your mouth completely clean and free from contamination. However, many people who are practicing safer sex are opting to remove their dental dams in an effort to reduce the amount of contact that they have with fecal matter, which can carry the disease. Furthermore, removing the dental dams will leave exposed genitals. Therefore, when using dental dams, it is important to wear plastic wraps that cover your vagina and your cervix.
If you do decide to engage in oral sex, whether you are using condoms or not, it is important to use water-based products or gel specifically designed for sensitive areas around your mouth, anus and genitals. This way, you can reduce the amount of discomfort that you will experience from having to use latex or rubber products that are not designed for such use. If you do purchase these products, two seconds is all that is needed to give yourself and your partner the satisfaction that you desire. Therefore, when practicing safe sex, two seconds is all that it takes.