Jun 21, 2024

Tips To Prioritize Your Sexual Health

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Maintaining your sexual health is the key to a fulfilling and healthy sex life! Here are a few essential tips to keep in mind to ensure you and your partners stay safe.

Pee After Sex

Peeing after sex can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) by flushing out bacteria that may have entered the urethra during intercourse. It’s a simple step that can help save you from discomfort later!

Consider Your Birth Control Options

Birth control is an essential part of sexual health for those looking to prevent pregnancy. Planned Parenthood Direct offers many different options available, including the pill, patch, and ring. We’re always here to help you find a method that works for you

Have a Plan for Emergency Contraception

Sometimes, things don’t go as planned, and that’s where emergency contraception comes in to help provide peace of mind. We suggest using Planned Parenthood Direct to stock up on a few to have on hand – just in case!

Check-In with Yourself and Your Partner(s)

Regular check-ins can help maintain a healthy sexual relationship. Discuss how you’re feeling, any concerns you may have, and ways to improve your sexual experience together. 

Always Ask for Consent

Consent is a non-negotiable aspect of any sexual activity. Ensure that all parties involved are comfortable and willing participants. Remember, consent can be withdrawn at any time, and ongoing communication is essential.

Be Clear About Boundaries

Open and honest communication is key in any relationship. Make sure to discuss your boundaries and respect those of your partner to help build trust and comfort.

Use Condoms, Dental Dams, or Finger Cots

Barrier methods are effective at preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It’s a good idea to have them on hand and use them correctly and consistently. 

Regular STI Testing

Routine testing is crucial! Make sure you know your status and ensure you are not unknowingly transmitting infections to your partner(s). Many STIs are treatable, especially when caught early. 

Your sexual health should be an everyday priority. Whether you’re looking to order birth control, stock up on emergency contraception, or request UTI treatment, you can do it all through the Planned Parenthood Direct app. By taking charge of your sexual health, you’re investing in your overall well-being and ensuring a happier, healthier sex life.

Download the Planned Parenthood Direct app today and take the first step towards prioritizing your sexual health!

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