Put the condom on after the penis is erect, leaving a 1/2 inch space at the tip. Your healthcare provider can offer additional advice about protecting yourself from STIs and when sex is safe with certain medical conditions such as after a heart attack.
Hold the condom at the base (open end) as you remove it. Your provider can also recommend treatments for common sexual problems such as vaginal dryness and erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting an erection, also known as ED).
"You can have the best high school sexuality curriculum in the world," he says, "but a lot of critical issues are not going to be addressed in those classes: How do I enjoy my sexuality if I've lost a breast to cancer?(Besides sex, HIV/AIDS can also be acquired by sharing syringe needles.) Before having sex, check your partner’s penis or vaginal area for sores, abnormal discharges, or odors.The best way to protect yourself and your partner is for the two of you to get tested for HIV and other STIs before you start having sex."My husband of 13 years always accused me of being frigid because I never had an orgasm with him," she says."After we split up, I definitely learned I wasn't frigid. Which was fun." The women marvel that virtually all of them have had distressful sexual experiences.Sex can still be satisfying but will be different from younger years, and might need to be adapted for current age, disability, illness, or surgery-induced body changes.Older adults are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than younger adults. Know your partner’s sexual background before having oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Talk about your sexual histories, any past STIs, results of STI testing, and whether either of you has ever injected illegal drugs.The students are asked to write down sexual experiences in chronological order, using the black pen for those that were in their control (such as a first kiss) and the red pen for those that were not (such as getting their first period).The women are a flurry of activity, practically tripping over each other to scribble—"played doctor," "found a pubic hair," "menstruation," "kissed a boy," "kissed a girl," "touched by a cousin," "fell in love," "lost my virginity," "had an abortion," "had a baby," "breasts sagging," "menopause," "discovered sex without love." The men look on and appear intimidated. " Next Tuttle, a retired sex therapist, asks the students about the experience of mindfully touching themselves: "How did it feel? " "It made me wish someone else were touching me," Elizabeth says."We see sexuality as a very important part of the human experience that is lifelong," says Janet Hayes, public relations director for the UUA. Your sexuality doesn't end after you stop having babies or get divorced or after you turn 60. We feel it has to be integrated into our spirituality because, for us, spirituality is about wholeness." So in 2008, the churches—which together have about 6,600 U. congregations and 1.4 million members—introduced classes for adults 18 to 35.