The Basics

 

I would like to start off by officially welcoming you to the Rosology Fam because in this segment were about to get real close…The basics of sex and sexual health and wellness.

Sex can be a tough subject, especially as a teen or young adult when it comes to education and asking questions because a lot of the time, its frowned upon to have sex at a young age and in some cultures, before marriage.

Lets be honest, everyone’s doing “it”…

But for real, the average age reported for “First times” was between 16 and 17 for men and women which would, on average, make them a junior or senior in high school.

According to healthline.com, only 33% of people ranging from 18 to 29 years of age, received sexual education in school.

I know that in my school, I was only taught about abstinence and basically how to not have sex, not how to properly use a condom…I had to google that when I started having sex.

Did you know, that to properly use a condom you have to pinch the “reservoir tip” before placing the condom on the head? If you don’t leave room in the tip, theres a greater risk of the condom breaking which is a common mistake made from lack of knowledge.

In this same article it is polled that 34% of people believe that taking the morning after pill can cause infertility, this is not true. The morning after pill contains a hormone called Levonorgestrel, which can prevent ovulation, block fertilization, or keep a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. If taken within 24 hours you have the best chance of contraception and that lowers slightly over the next 72 hours.

I would recommend taking it as soon as possible after unprotected sex…it does NOT protect against any STDs, and it does not cause an abortion if the egg has already implanted, it only prevents pregnancy. The hormone only stays in your system for about 5 days after the pill is taken, meaning the effects will not last longer than the hormone is in your body.

Protection against pregnancy is not the only type of protection one needs in bed, you need to be protected against STDs and other transmittable diseases as well.

Lets face it, no one wants to talk about STDs right before they’re about to get it on… total mood killer, but wanna hear an even bigger mood killer? Being told you have Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, were going to talk in depth about STDs next week and how to have those conversations, but for now well talk physical protection.

The basics of sex and sexual health and wellness

Unless you and your partner have both been tested and have not had sex with anyone else, there is a chance of contracting an STD… even if the person assures you they are clean.

Spoiler alert: when you’re having sex with one person, theoretically you’re also having sex with every other person they have, if they haven’t gotten tested you’re at risk for whatever his past partners could have been at risk to.

The basics of sex and sexual health and wellness

You should always be accountable for your own health and sexual wellness so make sure you are using a condom or dental dam…even during oral, sorry guys! You can still get an STD from giving or getting head.

Protection is a big part of sexual wellness, which is why we will be getting more in depth on STDs and how to protect yourself next Monday, this post barely scratches the surface of what we have planned for this segment! Stay tuned it gets juicy! If you have any questions you’d like me to answer you can email me or dm me on Instagram, links are in the contact section!

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