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Here’s How You Can Take Charge of Your Sexual Health


Here’s How You Can Take Charge of Your Sexual Health

Freedom Day is here!

Some of us are probably thinking now how we’ve taken for granted pre-pandemic sex. The end of lockdown (at least easing of it) for us Sydneysiders might mean making up for lost time.

As the restrictions are now easing, here’s a friendly reminder not to leave your sexual health on the backburner. Here are some tips on how you can take charge of your sexual health, pandemic or not.

When it comes to sex, know your why

They say there’s a reason for everything and it goes for casual sex, too.

Casual sex is beyond simply having sex with anyone and putting no emotions at all. For those who have a clearer view of casual sex, it can be a healthy sexual relationship that doesn’t require familiarity and commitment.

‘Committing’ to casual sex may come from lack of time to commit (and being very honest about it) due to career or other personal choice, or wanting to explore wants without a partner.

When you know your and your partner’s why, it helps you set boundaries including but not limited to how you want it in bed. Despite the lack of commitment that exclusively dating people share, you can still achieve a healthy sexual relationship that is respectful.

Take some time to explore your birth control options

We may have said this before and we will say it again: not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they accidentally step on their kids’ Lego bricks. Not ready to be that kind of hero yet? Explore your birth control doctors with your trusted doctor.

For our lady readers who feel like birth control pills interfere with their mood and life in general, you may want to consider discussing vasectomy and/or other birth control options with your male partner(s).

While we are at the topic of consulting with your trusted doctor and birth control options, you may want to consider consulting with your doctor if you and/or your partner are having problems as sensitive as erectile dysfunction.

Educate yourself with topics on sexual health

Despite the easing of restrictions, some, if not most of us, still have a lot of spare time. For those who have time to spare for learning new things, try educating yourselves with topics on sexual health and transmissible diseases. By learning more about these, you can educate and empower yourself and your mates about the perils of not using protection and having no clue about your status.

During this time where misinformation is rampant, don’t forget to gather information from reliable sources.

Get tested regularly

Anyone else here who has booked their laser hair removal treatment or booked a table in their favourite Italian restaurant?

As we show small businesses some love with the easing of restrictions, show yourself some love too by getting yourself tested regularly to know your status. Knowing your status helps you become more responsible for yourself and your partner/s and is vital in keeping you and your partner/s healthy.

Remember, knowing your status is self-love. 

Use protection

Speaking of self-love, another way you can do this is by using protection, especially if you’ve only met someone, not exclusively dating, and don’t know each other’s status yet.

It might be unimaginable wearing PPEs (thanks COVID!) while having sex to a person you just met, but go and protect yourself anyway. For a vegan, gluten-free condom that’s all feel, no compromise, shop Sokkie now.

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Author: Ali de la Cruz
Ali has yet to meet anyone whose music playlist is as all over the place as hers. She likes to pretend she writes her blogs like Carrie Bradshaw.