LADIES! Take Control Of Your Sexual Health With These Steps –
Women are taking charge of all aspects of their lives in a powerful statement that says we are able to look after ourselves, with or without a partner. As modern women, we don’t have to rely on anyone else to make us successful in our relationships, our careers, or our lifestyle.
It’s no different when it comes to your sexual health. Having respect for yourself and your body is the first part of improving your health. Developing proactive habits and a regular routine of self-care can help you to stay on top of your sexual health.
Your future can depend on how you take care of yourself and your reproductive system now. Regular STD testing, open communication and being prepared can help you to keep your body clean and healthy for later on when you might want to start a family. Taking charge of your sexual health is as easy as following these simple self-care tips.
Wait For Sex
It’s easy to get caught up in a passionate moment and take things too far before you are really ready. Keeping things slow at the beginning of a relationship can help you to consciously decide if this is someone with whom you really want to be intimate. Getting to know each other before becoming intimate can enrich a relationship.
Waiting for sex can give you the chance to get to know your partner better before adding the sexually intimate factor into the relationship. Discussing personal histories and possible STD testing can be awkward with someone that you barely know.
Before you start any new physical relationships or engage in any sexual acts with a new partner you should always have an STD screening. You can talk to your doctor about your sexual history and any concerns and they will recommend tests for you.
A healthy sexual relationship is hard to achieve without a good level of communication. Being honest and forthright with your partner and talking about your sexual health can help you to be prepared to move forward together.
Let your partner know if you have any concerns or have had issues with STDs in the past.
Full disclosure is the only way to build healthy levels of trust in any relationship.
Regular Doctor Visits
Any woman that is sexually active should be getting regular annual screenings with their doctor.
A PAP test and an STD screening should be done at least once a year, even if you haven’t changed partners.
It’s never your partner’s responsibility to make sure that you are safe. Don’t rely on anyone else to have protection when it is needed.
Get stocked up on your own supplies and carry them with you to be ready for any kind of spontaneous situation.
Maintaining your sexual health should be a lifelong routine. By adopting a proactive approach to your lifestyle, you can help to protect yourself from possible infection and disease.
A version of this article originally appeared hrer on blackdoctor.org