While most swingers do practice safe sex, they are still at risk for STDs and other health concerns. Even if you use condoms regularly, you still need to be aware of the potential risks. Here are just a few things to keep in mind.
Condoms are great, but they aren’t fool proof. They can break and slip, and even when used correctly they can allow transmission to occur in rare cases. Because of this you should make sure you are getting screened regularly. Many swingers’ clubs will have group screenings at local clinics. These screenings may be free or low cost. If you do end up with a positive test, don’t panic. Most of these can be treated. You just need to refrain from sex until you are cleared.
Condoms and Other Protection
It should go without saying that condoms are an important part of staying healthy as a swinger. Many people overlook other activities that should be protected as well. For instance, oral sex with a woman isn’t guaranteed to keep you clean. If you use a dental dam you can avoid many of the diseases and issues that may be transmitted this way. Condoms should also be used with oral sex with men. You can find flavored condoms and dams to make this more pleasurable.
There are several issues that can come along with having a lot of sex. Since swingers tend to be more sexually active, and with more people, it’s important to be aware of them. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is common in women who are very sexually active. While this isn’t really a disease, it can inhibit reproduction later on. You can be screened for this so you can catch it before it becomes a problem.