How Lesbians Can Have a Safe and Exciting Sex Life

July 21, 2012
How Lesbians Can Have a Safe and Exciting Sex Life

Anyone who is sexually active outside of a monogamous relationship is at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). That’s why it’s important to practice safe sex, get regular checkups at your OB/GYN and stay healthy — physically and mentally.

For lesbians, STIs can be transmitted woman-to-woman through skin-to-skin contact, fluids and more. And certain STIs are more common in sexual activity among lesbians. Go to womenshealth.gov for additional information on STIs.

So there’s the bad news, ready for the good news?

Sex can still be safe and exciting if you take the proper precautions. First and foremost, find an OB/GYN who has experience taking care of lesbian patients and has training to know about specific health issues. If you’re uncomfortable talking with your healthcare provider about your sex life, then you need to find a new doctor.

Contact the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) for an online health care referral at glma.org.

Once you find a doctor you’re comfortable with, practice safer sex by talking to your partner about their STI status and use a condom on sex toys, as well as watch your alcohol intake, exercise, and eat right. If you’ve taken all of the proper precautions, then it’s time to have fun!

If you’re a newbie to girl-on-girl sex, or you’ve just gotten stagnant and need to spice things up, here are some resources for better lesbian sex:

American writer Rita Mae Brown once said, “I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong and compassionate.” Well said.

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Fla. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at karapound.com. Connect with her on Google+.

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