Having Safe Sex without Pregnancy
Having safe sex without unwanted pregnancy is no longer a secret. It’s important to learn about the various methods and contraception options available, to make sure you and your partner are preventing pregnancy when desired. Here are a few tips for enjoying sex without fear of pregnancy:
Know Your Birth Control Options
When it comes to avoiding an unwanted pregnancy, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. There are a variety of birth control methods available, ranging from hormonal options like pills, patches and rings to barrier methods such as condoms and diaphragms. Consider these factors when choosing the right birth control method for you:
- Side effects
If you are still unsure, it is best to consult a doctor to get the facts and make an informed decision.
Know Your Body
Being aware of your body’s cycles can be a helpful tool to use for determining when you’re most and least likely to get pregnant. Ovulation typically occurs midway through your menstrual cycle, which is the 14th day for most women every month. This means that the days leading up to ovulation are the most likely days of the month for pregnancy.
It’s also important to be mindful of the most fertile days. This is when a woman is the most likely to become pregnant. Fertility usually peaks days 11 through 14 of the 28-day cycle, but this varies among women.
Choose the Right Condoms
Using condoms is one of the most reliable methods of contraception when it comes to having safe sex without pregnancy. To maximize your protection, make sure to:
- Choose condoms with the word ‘ultra-thin’, ‘performa’ or ‘microsheer’ as they are more likely to break less during intercourse.
- Check the expiration date, as expired condoms can tear easily and can make them much less effective.
- Choose the right size condom. It should not be too tight or too loose, as it can come off during orgasm.
- Always use water-based lubricant with condoms to avoid breakage.
Practice Mutual Masturbation
Mutual masturbation is a great way to enjoy a sexual experience without the risk of pregnancy. Mutual masturbation does not involve penetration and does not require any birth control methods. Having an open conversation with your partner about your desires can help you have an enjoyable sexual experience and make sure you both stay satisfied.
When it comes to having safe sex without pregnancy, there are a variety of methods and contraception options available. Before engaging in any sexual activity, it is recommended to consult a doctor and become knowledgeable about the various birth control methods and their effectiveness. Being aware of your body’s cycles can be a beneficial guide for knowing when you are most or least likely to get pregnant. Finally, if desired, mutual masturbation is a great way to have a sexual experience without the risk of pregnancy.
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