Safe Sex Practices in Brothels

Ideally, commercial sex premises such as brothels should be an appropriately equipped workplace where sex workers have access to personal protective equipment such as condoms, lubricants and other safe sex materials. Sex More »

Getting the Safe Sex Message Out Via Sexual Media

Sexually transmitted infection like chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, trichomoniasis, genital warts, hepatitis B and HIV are on the rise worldwide. Complacent attitudes and lack of education on safe sex are being blamed More »

Safe Sex is the Best Sex

Sex is great and many find it worth the risks that they take, in regards to pregnancy and sexually transmissible diseases. Many think all the fun is gone once they begin to More »

 

Marketing the Early STI Screenings Message

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Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are common and a person can have an STI without knowing it. He or she can have the infection without disease symptoms – no signs, no symptoms. The only way to really know if you have an STI is to get tested.

If you’re sexually active and have a new or multiple partners, it’s crucial that you use protection and ensure you get tested for leading common STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, HPV, trichomoniasis and HIV.

Getting tested as soon as possible is important because when STIs occur, early identification and treatment can eliminate infection before it causes complications or spreads to other people. But often people are so shocked and disturbed by sexually transmitted infections, possibly happening to them that they shy away from getting tested. But it’s often when symptoms are visible or being experienced that it’s the best time to identify them. Early identification is very important in tackling the further spread of the condition.

The most effective approach is to prevent infection by reducing exposure. This can be achieved by practicing safe sex and consistently using condoms or abstaining from sex or reducing the number of partners.

Raising awareness and promoting the early STI screenings message can be difficult as the prevention efforts and promotion of clinic services for STI detection and treatment needs to be directed to the people in the community.

When marketing this message, it should emphasise the benefits of prevention of early treatment over later treatment to control and help reduce the burden of disease in the community by reaching all kinds of people and convincing them of the value and importance of early use of STI services.

To promote it better, health care workers should encourage the early use of services for people with symptoms or concerns about STIs which includes:

  • Promoting awareness about STIs and their complications
  • Educating people about STI symptoms and the significance of early detection
  • Reaching out to people who may not feel comfortable using clinic services

Sexually transmitted infections are a major public health problem. Spreading the message about early STI screenings and implementing strategies to control it can greatly reduce incidence and prevalence.

Safe Sex Practices in Brothels

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Ideally, commercial sex premises such as brothels should be an appropriately equipped workplace where sex workers have access to personal protective equipment such as condoms, lubricants and other safe sex materials.

Sex workers are potentially in danger of contracting sexually transmitted infections and other diseases due to increased numbers of partners and incidences of contact.  Their potential sexual partner’s health status is always unknown which puts them at risk at all times.

For people working in the sex industry, occupational health and safety issues are of great importance as there are a number of health issues confronting them. Maintaining high standards of sexual health and safe commercial sexual practices is the solution in safeguarding and protecting them.

Taking simple steps and practicing safe sex methods in commercial sex premises is the key to prevent getting or spreading diseases through sex. Safe sex practices in brothels are a legal requirement. Although most illegal brothels do not adopt such practice, most of the legal establishments follow the rules and comply. Some of the steps sex workers take to help prevent any type of sexual disease include:

  • Using condoms. Correct condom use for all types of sex provides protection against a number of sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as HPV/genital warts, herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis. Latex condoms can greatly lower the risk and also provides excellent protection against HIV transmission. Some people may be allergic to latex, so another option is using polyurethane condoms. Condoms are intended for one-time use only so they should not be washed and re-used.
  • Using lubricants. Lubricants made only with water, such as K-Y jelly are the best. Oil-based lubricants such as Vaseline can weaken the condom. Lubricants help in keeping the condom from tearing.
  • Getting tested. Sex workers undergo regular sexual health testing through blood tests and oral swab tests to make sure they are clean and free of any STIs.

Sexual contact is the most common route of sexually transmitted infections. While a lot of escorts and sex workers in brothels follow safe sex practices, some still tend to engage in unsafe sexual encounters. It’s time that sex workers realise the importance of adopting safe sex practices as it’s in their own best interests to look after their health.

Getting the Safe Sex Message Out Via Sexual Media

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Sexually transmitted infection like chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, trichomoniasis, genital warts, hepatitis B and HIV are on the rise worldwide. Complacent attitudes and lack of education on safe sex are being blamed for the dramatic increase in infection. WHO figures indicates that young women and gay men are the most at risk of infection. People must realize that they needed to practice safe sex in order to avoid contracting infection.

Safe sex is a risk minimization and risk prevention solution for STI. Safer sex involves protecting yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted infection. Using condoms for oral, anal and vaginal sex is the most effective way to protect yourself from infection. Avoiding sexual promiscuity reduces the risk of infection. Safe sex also involves getting screened for STI everytime you have a new sex partner. If you tested positive for STI, get yourself treated by a doctor and inform your partner so they can be treated too.

Sex is everywhere, in music videos, sexy video games, online porn and sex news. Mobile technologies and internet have become integrated part of our lives. People spend an average of three hours per day in computers and digital media. Marketing safe sex is the primary objective of sex education today. Getting the safe sex message out via the sexual media is the channel being used by the government and the adult industry to realize this objective.

New media are the content created via the Internet including websites and social media. These contents are delivered on different platforms such as mobile phones, tablets, computers and other smart devices. The new media have the power to educate about birth control methods and preventing sexually transmitted infections. Sex education proponents are beginning to use these technologies to communicate sexual health information and improve access to sexual health services.

Safe sex campaign via the new media proves that safe sex sells. Durex, a condom brand in Australia launched a sexual health social media campaign on Facebook to promote safe sex and reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. The campaign integrated interactive experiential with educational approach, it received virality and improved the company’s social media fan base.

NHS produces a thought provoking social media campaign to engage the young people and get them to make their own choices regarding safe sex. This interactive campaign about condoms and safer sex allows the viewer to choose their own ending. The series of films got more than 1.6 million views and the campaign received international press coverage. Safe sex sells and tapping the adult market in social media does not only help in branding but a good public relation opportunity.

A new study found that using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instragram through multimedia approach increases the reach and impact of safe sex to young people. Better communication through these media helps young people make informed choices about safer sex, contraception and sexually transmitted infection screening.

Chlamydia in the USA, Europe and Australia

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Chlamydia is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection in the world today. The rising prevalence rate has made this disease the silent epidemic. The World Health Organization reported that 340 million people contacted STI every year. That is almost one million people every single day, Chlamydia is the most widespread of all. 64% of people diagnosed with Chlamydia are people under 25 years old. The prevalence rate in the world varies from 3 per 100 people in low risk population to 35 people per 100 in high risk population.

Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or genital sex. It can also be transmitted by infected mother to newborns through vaginal birth. The increasing number of Chlamydia infection can be attributed to the failure to practice safe sex by using condoms. Chlamydia is asymptomatic 73% of those diagnosed with chlamydia has no symptoms. Infected person can infect anyone they have unprotected sex with. Re-infection can happen number of times if untreated. Complications can be serious for men and women if the infection is left untreated. Infection can result in chronic pelvic pain and pelvic inflammation disease that leads to infertility. Chlamydia treatment is simple and effective. This infection is curable with oral antibiotics.

In the United States, genital chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI with over 1.8 million reported cases. Chlamydia is asymptomatic most infections are neither diagnosed nor reported. This infection is most prevalent among 14-39 years old with 1.7% prevalence rate. The rate of infection in sexually active women is 2 percent and 1.4 percent in men. Young women between 14 to 24 years have 4.7 percent chlamydial infection. Chlamydia is more common in people with more than two sex partners, 3.2 percent people with multiple partners had chlamydia in the United States.

Chlamydia is also the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in Europe. The incidence rates of chlamydia have increase in many European countries in the past 10 years. 60% of all cases were reported in the 15-24 years age group. 2 to 17% is the prevalence range in Europe depending on the country and population. Sweden was named the STI capital of Europe with 38% rise in chlamydia cases. Swedes seek the most health advice for chlamydia among the European countries. Germany showed the second most likely to require chlamydia treatment followed by UK.

In Australia, Chlamydia is showing to be the most common STI with 355 cases per 100,000 people. More than half of all the cases occur in the 15 to 25 age group. A high rate of chlamydia cases has also been found in girls as young as 12. The prevalence rate of chlamydia is higher in rural men with 5.2% compared to 3.7% in men in urban areas. 8% of women between 16 to 19 year olds had chlamydia.

Chlamydia in the USA, Europe and Australia continues to grow. The prevalence rate is quite alarming. Chlamydia is now a global epidemic and every country is engaged in the battle of putting down the rates of infection. Improving access to treatment and testing is one way to reduce the rate of chlamydial infection. Government authorities are doing everything to help prevent, detect and treat this infection.

Safe Sex is the Best Sex

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Sex is great and many find it worth the risks that they take, in regards to pregnancy and sexually transmissible diseases. Many think all the fun is gone once they begin to take precautions to protect themselves from unwanted health concerns. It does not have to be that way, though educating yourself and finding what works for you can insure a long and healthy sex life, one that you can thoroughly enjoy!

safe sexFirst, consider your partner or partners. Realize that having sex may seem fun and casual but the exchange you make with another is a pretty serious one. Body fluids are either healthy or unhealthy. They can carry all the known sexually transmittable diseases and fatal ones such as AIDS and Syphilis. One night stands are really a thing of the past. Having sex with a stranger is not cool anymore, and those continuing to live this way really aren’t the ones you would consider building a life with. So be picky! Find out all you can about this new interest of yours; their history and their habits now. You deserve the best.

The Pill is the protection against pregnancy. However, it will not protect against STD’s. The condom is still the best method to protect oneself from STD’s. From there, if both partners are healthy and willing to stay faithful to one another, then there should be no worry. Until then, learning how to use condoms properly can be a lot of fun and can lead to some very sexy foreplay! Make the most of taking care of one another by learning and practicing safe sex.

Another delicate subject that is hard to talk about is anal sex. Still, if your partner has a request for it, then be prepared to make an educated decision on this matter by understanding the complications of anal sex. No worry of pregnancy, of course, but the risk of injury and transmitting an infectious disease is much higher with this practice. Anal skin is much thinner than the skin of the vagina and tears easier. It should be performed in a very gentle manner with lots of water based lubricant. Vaginal sex should not be performed after anal sex because, obviously, the bacteria found in the anus will transfer, setting the female up for very uncomfortable infections.

Oral sex is another pleasurable act that does need consideration in regards to protection against STD’s, a dental dam to prevent transmission of bacteria into the mouth, which is highly susceptible to infectious diseases and extremely embarrassing! The majority of couples loves to play with sex toys and may not be aware that they need to be kept clean and hygienic before use. Sterilizing wipes can be purchased. Those that are labeled to kill anti bacteria will do just fine. Another option is using a mild disinfectant and warm water to wash and rinse your toys and then store them away in a nice dry place! To be doubly sure that you are safe when using your toys, washing them after use and, again, before use, is the safest bet.