Safe Sex

Unprotected sex can lead to unintended pregnancies and contraction of STIs. Correct condom use remains the most effective method to prevent pregnancies and STIs at the same time. Nowadays, condom has become a common commodity. There are many types and styles available to accommodate consumers. It is just a part of life and there is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.

Reasons to use condoms

  • For contraception.
  • For preventing infection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Using condoms could effectively lower the possibility of contracting HIV and other STIs that lead to abnormal secretion, like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomonas.
  • For patients with sexual organs ulcers caused by STIs (e.g. genital herpes, syphilis, chancroid and so on), their affected parts must be covered by the condom to prevent transmission.
  • Proper and consistent usage of condoms could prevent cervix cancer caused by HPV.

Whether it’s a male or female condom, you must use a new one that has not expired, is undamaged and in good condition every time you engage in sexual intercourse.  

There are many factors that can affect the practice of safe sex. For example, whether you or your partner is considered a high risk sexual partner and whether alcohol or drug is involved. Do you wish to know the level of risk you are exposed to? Take the online assessment right away.

If you or your partner has engaged in risky sexual activities, you may already be at risk of STIs. Click here for an overview of common STIs.