Dating is an important part of life to help you find your life partner. There are many dating books and sites that offer advice on how to turn your date into a relationship. Maintaining healthy relationships is important since it will determine your overall happiness. It is crucial that you cut off relationships that make you unhappy, anxious or feel unsafe. It helps to get help from professional or trusted individuals when you are experiencing problems in your relationship. Besides, there are books that give advice concerning relations to help you bring the spark back.
Being sexually active exposes you to sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, HIV pubic lice, syphilis, Chlamydia and genital herpes. If you are actively engaged in sexual activities, chances of acquiring an STI are high and most times when you are not using a condom correctly. Condoms are very effective in preventing you or your partner from acquiring STIs like HIV and gonorrhea. Some STIs are incurable and can have long-term effects in your body while some are curable. Most STIs do not have evident symptoms and it might be hard to tell if you have a STI. It is therefore important that you practice safe sex by using condoms which are readily available in family planning clinic, supermarkets, chemists as well as online stores. However, if the condom bursts or you feel you have signs of STIs, it is important that you visit a nearby clinic for diagnosis and treatment. Regular tests are also important to ensure that any STI is detected early.
In most cases, pregnancies are caused by practicing unsafe sex or a contraceptive not working it is supposed to. Support system is important and especially if you are pregnant at a young age and you have no idea how to be a parent, besides, there are multiple organizations and websites that can be of great help and guide you through the pregnancy. Also, if you are pregnant and you are experiencing complications, you need to see a doctor or get support from relevant sources.
The type of contraceptive that you choose will not only impact your sexual health but also your physical health. Condoms are the most effective forms of contraceptive but there are other choices like natural birth control, pills, injection, and spermicidal jelly. Talk to your doctor to help you make an informed decision on the safest method that has less long-term complications.
Alcohol can become a major problem when you are trying to look after your sexual health. This is because drinking can increase the likelihood of contracting STIs or unwanted pregnancies.