Explore our comprehensive safe sex guide designed for LGBTQIA+ individuals, offering valuable information and tips for singles and couples alike.
Knowing that your sexual encounters are safe is euphoric, and having safe sex is ultimately fantastic sex. Because LGBTQ+ people don't have access to sex education in schools, we often have to make decisions about sex on the spot. It can result in many uncomfortable and perplexing situations that assistance could have avoided.
Our LGBTQ+ safe sex guide was developed to help you have fantastic, safe sex and should help to clarify some of your concerns about pleasure, sex, protection, and other topics.
manuals lack the terminology, illustrations, and material that reflect same-sex
and LGBT partnerships. When queer and some nonqueer people do not believe that
body parts have a gender, they are referred to as "male" or
"female." When resources speak to "sex with women" or "sex with men," non-binary people
are left out. Young LGBTQIA+ adults may have more questions than answers due to
The fundamentals of safe sex—obtaining articulated consent before, during, and after intercourse; using protection; and avoiding coercion, fear, or violence—apply to everyone. Healthy relationships for same-sex and queer persons begin with getting to know oneself.
Here are a few tips to follow for pleasure (LGBTQ community)
You may have heard about this frequently or from one of our other posts. But the first rule of having sex with a partner or partners is communication. If it isn't a resounding YES, you don't have consent.
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Any sexual interaction
should always start with consent. Check-ins can also be used during
intercourse. "Is this OK?" Alternatively, "Are you OK?" can
be a fantastic approach to ensure your partner's comfort and safety of your
partner(s) and show them that you care about them. Remember that you always
have the option to quit and alter your decision.
Maintain Good Hygiene:
Let's face it,
sex is fundamentally unclean and careless. Your bodies are rubbed against one
another, exchanging as much fluid as possible. Because dirt indicates disease,
it's crucial to make sure all partners are clean if you're attempting to keep
things as safe as possible. Take a shower and wash your hands before you, if
you can. Make sure to remove any dirt that may be hiding there. Wash both your
private and public areas. Keep your linens, pillowcases, sex toys, and other
items you use for sex clean, in addition to your hygiene. For the love of the
gay gods, throw out that tube of lube you've had for longer than you can
remember and ensure the condom you use is unopened.
Keep in mind that the focus is on "safer sex" or how to make sex as safe as you can. Consider taking a closer look at your contraception alternatives. If we didn't start by including this on our list of LGBT safe sex practices, we'd be doing both you and ourselves a disservice. Given how widely used condoms are, many individuals would not consider it necessary, but we disagree. It's crucial always to emphasize how much protection you can get from something as basic as a latex sheath over your dick.
Despite your best efforts, infections are still possible. Several STIs, including HIV, Hepatitis B, C, D, and E, can spread through blood transfusions and contact with contaminated substances or items. As a result, you must get routinely tested as part of your LGBT safe sex practices, not only for STIs but also for various malignancies, if you have an active sex life.
Keep a reminder handy, such as a phone reminder or a mark on a physical calendar, to help you remember to see your doctor.
Lube, please. Sex Lubricant is excellent for all types of sex, including BDSM Couple foreplay sex toys, masturbation, vaginal sex, anal, and toys. Lubrication can make sex feel much more pleasant and is expected and acceptable. Not being sufficiently moist does not lessen your partner's ability to arouse you.
Water-based lubes are less likely to influence vaginal PH and are safer for latex and non-latex condoms. (Anything scented or containing excessive components can result in bacterial vaginosis. Oil-based lubricants are excellent for sensual play and massage, but you should be aware that they, along with food items and other sensuous oils you might use when playing, can harm condoms.
All vulvas are stunning; nevertheless, vaginas differ in size, colour, shape, fragrance, wetness, and sensitivity. All vulva and vagina owners will love various things during sex, which is why our section on communication is crucial for satisfying sex with your partner(s)! It's OK if you're unsure of what you like just yet. You might wish to explore yourself by using your hands or toys. Masturbation is a private, individual act that can be utilized to care for oneself. Make sure you're relaxed and take your time. An excellent step-by-step for vaginal masturbation may be found in this article. This is an essay about masturbation specifically for trans males with vaginas.
Foreplay is necessary for all forms of vaginal intercourse. Any sensual or sexual activity that gets you and your partner(s) in the mood, relaxed, and turned on is considered foreplay. The vaginal muscles can relax for different types of penetration with foreplay, such as toys or fingering. It's usually best to begin modestly and proceed slowly.
See our section on lubrication for more information. Lubrication also greatly aids penetration. You might want to try various positions because each one will affect how your partner(s), strap, or toys strike your genital region and cause a distinct sensation.
Anyone can enjoy anal intercourse, regardless of sexual orientation or gender. When engaging in any sexual activity, learning what your partner appreciates is crucial. By being upfront with one another, you may set boundaries and discuss what you both want to try and what feels good vs unpleasant. There are various fun and exciting ways to experiment with anal, all of which require your partner's cooperation. Changing positions during a sexual session can occasionally be helpful if you feel uncomfortable.
Some places can result in the penis, sex toys, or fingers pressing against various body parts, which can be uncomfortable for some people. Although it shouldn't hurt, it's reasonable to worry about the pain associated with anal intercourse. If it breaks, you may be tearing the anus lining, which increases your chance of getting HIV and having an STI. When you are anxious, your anus may become rigid and tighter, which could lead to skin tearing when penetrated. You can significantly reduce your worry by telling your partner(s) and taking some time to gather your thoughts. Sexy conversations are possible!
A crucial thing to remember is that anuses cannot manufacture their lubrication, so don't hesitate to apply lube!
Playing with toys can be a lot of fun and help you overcome any nervousness you may have with anal. Toys, anal beads, and butt plugs are all excellent stimulators. Toys can disappear while being used. Thus, it's crucial to ensure they are only used for anus and butt play.
The sex toy market is incredibly diversified, complicated, and expensive due to advances in sex technology and rising toy demand (especially more so in the wake of the epidemic). The advice would be to start small based on what you are sure you would appreciate and work your way up, depending on your budget... Always read reviews and choose products from companies that sex educators and influencers use.
Any newcomers will benefit from reading this information as they consider their options.