Safe sex

Safe sex
Sexual practices that do not involve the exchange of bodily fluids, including blood, sperm, vaginal secretions, and saliva, to avoid AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Usually used to mean sex without penetration, or sex using condoms and Nonoxynol-9 spermacide, and/or vaginal dams, with consistency. In reality, “safer sex” is a better term.

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safe sex n sexual activity and esp. sexual intercourse in which various measures (as the use of latex condoms or the practice of monogamy) are taken to avoid disease (as AIDS) transmitted by sexual contact called also safer sex

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Safe sex — is sexual activity engaged in by people who have taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as AIDS.[1] It is also referred to as safer sex or protected sex, while unsafe or unprotected sex i …   Wikipedia

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  • safe sex — also safer sex N UNCOUNT Safe sex is sexual activity in which people protect themselves against the risk of AIDS and other diseases, usually by using condoms. People who have multiple sexual partners are now more apt to practise safe sex …   English dictionary

  • safe sex —    sexual activity with another in which a protective sheath is used    No longer merely worrying about an unwanted pregnancy or a curable disease:     She brushes back Gina s badly braided hair and tells her to get hip to safe sex. (Oakland… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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