STI's can and do happen, which means there’s nothing to be embarrassed about if you should contract one. What’s important is that you get treated right away and notify your sexual partners, so they can get treated too.
Unfortunately, many people contract an STI but never know it because they never experience symptoms. Sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV can go months or even years before the infection becomes active. That's why it's so important to know the early signs of HIV.
Here are some important safe sex tools:
EXTERNAL CONDOMS: An external condom, sometimes called a “male condom,” is rolled down over a strapless or a dick as a barrier to prevent STI transmission and pregnancy.
INTERNAL CONDOMS: Internal condoms, sometimes called “female condoms” (or FC2), are polyurethane condoms that can be placed inside of a front hole, vagina or anus before sex.
DENTAL DAMS: A dental dam is a stretchy, flat latex barrier that can be placed over top of a front hole, vagina or anus for oral sex.
GLOVES: Latex or nitrile (latex-free) gloves can be used when putting fingers or fists inside a front hole, vagina or anus. Wearing gloves reduces the chance of contracting or transmitting STI's through tiny cuts on your hands or fingers and it also prevents you from scratching your partner and exposing them to nasty bacteria under your fingernails.
Enjoy the safer sex!