Responsible Sex when Dating

In a world where a romantic evening can result in AIDS, responsible sex when dating should include condoms. But, responsible sex when dating should also include a lot more. Sex is how children come into being. Sex not only feels good but it can be good for our self-esteem. A sexual encounter can also destroy self-esteem. Responsible sex when dating has to do with taking care of yourself and respecting the other person. This is not about being responsible for the other person’s life but being responsible for your own actions. Depending on the culture you live in sex may be a natural part of life or it may be considered shameful or bad. In the latter case people often need to drink alcohol or use drugs in order to lower their inhibitions in order to have sex. This often leads to problems. Here are a few thoughts on responsible sex when dating.

AIDS And Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases

When you have sex with someone new ask about STDs, sexually transmitted disease. This is responsible sex when dating. Not only can you catch diseases from someone who has them and has not been treated but women can become sterile as well. Here is a short list of what you can catch if you do not engage in responsible sex when dating:

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis, Viral
  • Herpes, Genital
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Ask questions and use condoms. It’s the smart thing to do.

I’m Pregnant

Bringing a baby into the world is and should be a wonderful thing. A baby is a new life and a baby deserves all the best opportunities that the world can offer. A young woman who lets her boyfriend talk her into not using a condom will too often end up caring for the child on her own while her irresponsible boyfriend goes on to take advantage of another young girl. Take care of yourself. Insist on responsible sex. Have a good time and don’t bring a child into the world until you are ready to.

Taking Unfair Advantage Of Vulnerable Partners

There are both women and men who habitually engage in predatory sexual practices. They look for a sexual partner in their alcohol or drug recovery group and find someone who is in need of a friend. Then they use the “friendship” to get sex. Lonely, single, well to do women and men can be taken advantage of by younger, sexy, predators. If you have lost your spouse and someone shows up who is too good to be true but also always needs a car, jewelry, etc., run, do not walk to a support group, best friend, or family to get some advice. Find a more healthy way to have sex as you should not have to pay for someone to love you.

Fun And Mutual Respect

Sex is supposed to be fun just like dating is supposed to be fun. Maybe you will have a hot first date and maybe things will move along more slowly. Just make sure to engage in responsible sex when dating. Respecting your sexual partner comes from respecting yourself first of all. Take care of yourself and enjoy.

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