2. lubrication: Using lubrication helps make sex more enjoyable by decreasing friction and irritation. A lot of people use lube for different reasons! Sometimes the vagina does not produce enough lubrication on its own. This could be due to dehydration or certain medications. Even if everything is fine lubrication can make sex more fun for both people. There are several types of: water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based. Each type comes with its own benefits and set backs, so it's
a good idea to do your research before choosing one.
There are some condoms that come with lubrication already, but that doesn't mean that you aren't able to add a little more to make the experience more fun! Just remember too much lube dulls the sensations.
1. good communication: Communicating with your partneris key to having a fulfilling sexual relationship. This meanstalking about what you are both comfortable/ uncomfortable with and respecting each others’ boundaries. It is necessary to gain consent from both you and your partner before you start having sex. This might result in moving at a slower pace and not having sex until your partner is ready. Even though this might be frustrating, it is important to respect their boundaries.
4. grooming: It is totally normal to not want to remove your pubic hair. It's also normal to trim or remove it. It's important to remember that it is completely up to you whether or not you do, and you shouldn't feel pressured to look a certain way.
Here are some tips if you do decide to trim or remove your hair!
a. If you are shaving, go with the direction that the hair is growing. This helps reduce razor cuts.
b. If you're waxing, avoid shaving beforehand. The wax needs hair to grip onto, and waxing after shaving could badly irritate the skin.
c. If you decide to use a hair removal cream, making sure it is 'bikini-area safe' and test it out on a small patch of skin before using to make sure you do not have a bad reaction.
d. Applying a gentle fragrance-free lotion or baby oil after shaving can help reduce irritation.
3. protection: ALWAYS use protection. Latex condoms and dental dams protect against most STIs. It is also a good idea to talk to your doctor about contraception like birth control pills or implants. Not only does protection reduce your risk of getting STIs and unwanted pregnancies, but it can also help take away the stress of worrying about these issues.
HOW MUCH DO YOU ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT SEX?
Sex can be complicated and messy, but also wonderful and exciting! It's definitely not something to take lightly. There are many serious consequences that can come from sex if you are not fully prepared. In this section you can learn about STIs, myths about sex, and a whole lot more!
THIS INFORMATION WAS FOUND ON CDC.GOV