Safe Sex Online December 28, 2017 – Posted in: Adult Industry News, LGBTQ
Safe sex is spoken about a lot – and rightly so. Its discussion is brought up in schools and universities. However, it is also a subject that needs to be discussed more openly with adults as well. Sexually transmitted diseases are not fun and in some cases, they can be very life-threatening. For this reason, safety is paramount and needs to be the first point of reference when considering sex with anyone – male or female.
However, sexual safety is a topic that goes beyond actual sex itself. You can, of course, make sure to take all of the necessary precautions: condoms, the pill and anything else that will prevent you from getting a disease. Included in this is also regular sexual testing to make sure that you are on top of things. But there is something else few people think about and that is protecting yourself from people who may want to intentionally cause you harm.
Online Sex Dating – Keeping Safe
These days it is very common to meet someone on the Internet, go on a few dates and hop into bed with them. This is pretty standard practice and having a couple of dates after chatting online isn’t very different to meeting in a pub! On some platforms though, people are purely looking for sex and these are often the best way of getting it. You don’t have to go out to a bar and spend lots of money on drinks in the hope that you will land someone for the night. All you need to do is go online, message a few people and see if they are up for sex.
This is where safety and the concerns of it come in. A lot of men tend not to think twice about safety. This is evidenced by those – particularly gay men – who use dating apps. They will message a complete stranger and ask them to come around in order to have sex immediately.
Meeting Strangers for Sex – Taking Precautions
There’s nothing wrong with meeting a completely random stranger for a bit of casual sex. However, you should probably take your own safety into consideration before you actually go ahead and do this. One of the best ways to ensure that they are who they say they are is to set up a video call. Chat about a few things and see their expressions. If you get an unsafe vibe, then simply decline their invitation.
It is generally not advisable to ask someone to come straight over for the business. It is usually better to meet up with them in a public place. Here, you can sit down and have a drink and a chat and then see where the night is headed. A lot of people prefer this method because it is a much more relaxed way of doing things. You aren’t entirely sure if you have chemistry with the person yet, so you can consider this a sort of screening test. After all, your safety is going to be paramount here so you should keep it in mind!