Sex is one of the main aspects of human life, and it is meant to be a pleasureable, fulfilling experience of connecting with another person or with oneself. Besides old taboos established by cultural and religious belief in the past, happily in the 21st century the issue of human sexuality is becoming more and more open for everyone to experiment and to learn about.
However, all coins have two sides. Sexual activity has its risks. The two main problems that sex could imply are unwanted pregnancy and Sexually Transmited Diseases (STDs). This does not mean that people should not have sex at all; but it just implies that we all should take care when we do it, so the fun is not spoiled by this unwanted consequences.
Who is at risk?
Technically, anyone who has sex is exposed to certain hazzards. Of course, the context varies and so do the risks. A touch-and-go couple is more exposed to unwanted pregnancy than a well established young marriage, just because in the second case pregnancy is less likely to be unwanted. People with multiple sexual encounters are more likely to get an STD than monogamic people. Everyone should be aware of the level of risk that they face and take action to protect themselves and the ones they are with. Read More...