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How to Make Safer Sex Sexy!
Safer sex is something we’ve all been hearing about for years. Condoms, dental dams, gloves, and finger cots are all wonderful products that help protect us from spreading or getting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as helping to prevent pregnancy. Yet, for a lot of people, it can be challenging to make safe sex seem, well…sexy (especially in the heat of the moment). If you find yourself in this category, read on and learn some great new ways to incorporate safe sex into your bedroom or wherever.
Change Your Perspective
One of the most important aspects of introducing a new routine into your sex life is looking at it in a positive context. How much fun is it going be if every time you look at a condom or a dental dam you see it as a “barrier” that is just getting in the way? Instead try to take the opposite approach. Think about safer sex products as a kind of permission slip; once you put it on, you can now relax and enjoy your sexual escapades knowing that you have taken the best possible precautions against unwanted incidents. Peace of mind can be a great turn-on.
Make Yourself a Sex Kit
We have first aid kits, make-up kits, bike repair kits, even fishing kits -- so why not build your own safer sex kit? You can include your favorite toys, condoms, lube, candles, music, even breath mints. We have some sexy cases and satchels in our accessories section. Pick one out and fill it with whatever supplies you would like to have handy and keep it in a special place. You can even do this on a smaller scale and make a travel-sized kit, so you know you can be safe wherever the moment finds you.
Keep Things Hot!
Safer sex is as much of in interruption as you let it be. Put that condom on with your mouth. Keep the heat up by kissing, talking sexy to each other, or having oral sex. Make things go smoothly and keep your supplies near the bed. Tell your partner how much fun you’ll both have as you slip a glove on or add lubricant. The more you keep things sexy, the more fun safer sex will be.
Variety is the Spice of Life
It’s always amazing how different people prefer different condoms. Every brand we carry is someone’s favorite, so you may need to experiment a bit to find the one that works for you. Here are our tips for How to Choose a Condom.
Don’t Forget Everything Else
While penetration is fun, don’t lose sight of everything else your partner has to offer. Kissing, nibbling, cuddling, massage, and mutual masturbation are only a few of the many ways we can experience safe sexual pleasure outside penetration. Finding new ways to give and receive pleasure are always exciting to discover and can also help keep your sex life from getting stale. And there are lots of ways to have lower-risk sex.
The more often you include safer sex products into your life, the sooner they will become natural elements of your sexual routines. When we repeat an action often enough, we become accustomed to it being there, and it feels less like an intrusion.
As with many other things in life, imagination is key. Finding new ways to give and experience pleasure is a lifelong pursuit. By consciously thinking of ways to incorporate safer sex products into your sexual endeavors, you’ll essentially be thinking about new ways to experience sex. This can lead to all kinds of wonderful possibilities, and at the end of the night, you’ll know that you are protected.
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