While Valentine’s is about passionate lovemaking, it is also about discussing the protection measures and safety of your and your partner’s sexual health openly. Keep reading to know more.
V-Day is upon us! It’s the time to shower your loved one with lavish gifts, roses, fancy candlelit dinner, and hot passionate lovemaking. Yes, it’s true! While Valentine’s Day is a lot about mushiness, it is also about carnal desires, unleashing fantasies, and getting frisky under the sheets. If you are craving closeness with your significant other and looking to spice up things in the bedroom, go ahead and eroticise the romantic day. However, make sure to take precautions and use contraception for protection and safety. Listed below are some tips to help safeguard your sexual and reproductive health this Hallmark holiday.
Talk Openly about Safe Sex
You should be upfront with your partner if you’re planning to deepen intimacy on this romantic day. Have an open conversation regarding your sexually transmitted infection (STI) status, fantasies, desires, sexual boundaries, etc. Also, discuss Valentine’s Day safety tips and the various contraception options available such as (condoms, birth control pills, Intrauterine device or system (IUD/IUS), contraceptive injection, vaginal ring, and contraceptive patch) to select a method that is acceptable to both of you. It is important to be on the same page to embark on a healthy sexual relationship.
Use a Condom
Condoms ensure safe sex by offering double protection. It is the best kind of barrier method that not only thwarts the odds of conception but also prevents the spread of STIs like HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis through any genital contact. What’s more, the use of condom reportedly protects against the dreaded HIV. This type of contraception is great if you don’t know your partner too well or are new to the relationship. There are a variety of condoms out there, so choose the one that you are comfortable with. Also, remember that condoms are not indestructible so double-check to certify the expiry date hasn’t run out.
Oral Contraceptive Effective
Want an amazing sexual experience on Valentine’s Day without the risk of getting knocked up? Consider using Mankind’s Unwanted 21 Days, Regular Oral Contraceptive Tablet, a popular birth control option for women. Available in easy-to-use dispensers, the tablets that need to be taken for 21 consecutive days are a sure-shot measure against unwanted pregnancy. Not to mention, they provide sexual spontaneity along with the confidence that you are in control of your health and future. And the best part? Just go off the pill when you are ready for little pitter-patters!
Learn about Emergency Contraception
Filled with unbridled passion, you threw caution to the wind and ended up having wild, unprotected sex on V-Day! What if you are pregnant? Do not panic! Emergency contraception is the answer.
Sex can be great but it does come with some potential risks. Taking control of your sexual health is the key. It not only keeps you and your partner protected but can help relax to enjoy physical intimacy much more. So this Valentine’s Day, make certain the right contraception is on the list of things you’ll use to celebrate love!
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