26 Sep

Safety Tips for Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

Anyone can enjoy anal sex, whether they are gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with other men, and whether they are giving or receiving it. Just because you like anal sex it that doesn’t mean you don’t need to take any safety precautions. Just like another form of sex, men engaging in sexual encounters, also need to know how to enjoy a safe and healthy sex life. Regardless of age, they need to protect themselves against the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, when having anal sex. For gay and bisexual men, it’s necessary to know about a few safety precautions to continue enjoying their sex life.

Use Water-Based Lubricants
It’s important to know that the anus has no natural lubrication, which can increase the risk of pain or tear. However, using the right type of lubricant not only make penetration easy but give you the pleasure you and your partner are looking for. We recommend special water-based lubricants for anal sex that contains agents which desensitizes the anus, relieves pain, and makes penetration more comfortable.

Use a Condom
Gay and bisexual men should always use a condom every time they have sex. They can either use an external condom which goes on penises or internal ones which goes inside anal cavities.

Be Monogamous
Gay men must stay in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who isn’t infected to avoid sexually transmitted infections. But, that’s not a strict rule. You can be with as many partners as you can as long as you are careful to ensure your partners are not afflicted with a sexually-transmitted disease or infection.

Limit Drug and Alcohol Use
Avoid drinking and alcohol use which can raise your chances of getting injured or participating in risky behaviors. While it’s absolutely fine to get wasted and have drunken sex with your partner – drinking in public settings might lead you to a situation where you wake up in a stranger’s bed and possibly get STIs too.

Gets Vaccinated
Vaccinations can help you keep you from hepatitis A, hepatitis B and other diseases which can spread through unsafe sexual intercourse.

The Takeaway
All types and forms of sex can be equally fun and pleasurable. Just because gay sex between men has a higher chance of STDs doesn’t mean you should stop following your heart’s desires. However, you should always take care of a few things like the ones above before kicking things off. Doing so will make sure that you are having the best and most pleasurable times while having sex with your male partner.

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