When you think of safe sex what comes to mind?
I bet you thought of condoms and birth control. Well let me tell you my friend, it’s more than just that.
While safe sex includes taking care of your physical well-being, such as preventing sexually transmitted diseases and preventing pregnancy, it also has to do with your mental and emotional well-being too. Participating in safe sex is so important for your emotional, mental, and physical health.
What safe sex means is that you feel loved, safe, and comfortable with the person you’re having sexual intercourse with.
If you’re afraid to communicate what you like or don’t like in fear of “ruining the moment” or afraid of hurting your partner’s feelings it is creating an unsafe experience for you. If you don’t like something, voicing your opinion is crucial to having the best sex ever because feeling that your partner can’t understand your needs will only lead to frustration and unhappiness.
Sex is supposed to be willingly so if you feel obligated at all to have sex with your partner it’s unhealthy. In a way it’s like rape because you don’t really want to do it and you feel forced to do it. Sex shouldn’t be a “chore” or a “duty” it’s supposed to be magical and willingly. You don’t owe anyone your body, feeling that way is unsafe for you.
Some tips in order to prevent emotionally unsafe sex:
- make sure you communicate with your partner your needs, and desires
- make sure you sex somewhere you feel safe and comfortable
- make sure you only have sex for you not anyone else.
- You can always say STOP or NO no matter how far you are in sex.
- You don’t owe anyone sex
Remember that having emotionally safe sex should not include guilt, pain, worry, or obligation. So stay protected, not only for your physical body but also your spirit and mind.
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