[toc]It’s a myth that only young people enjoy sex. Also, a common perception is that you no longer need to have sex, as you grow older. However, the truth is that you should enjoy good sexual relationship with your partner, irrespective of the age. Good sex offers various benefits and there is no reason why you should not enjoy these benefits, whatever your age is.
Many men who are above 50 years of age, however, think that they no longer need to practice safe sex. Unfortunately, the truth is that if you opt for unsafe sex practices, you will be prone to serious and life threatening diseases, even if you are above 50. In this article, we will discuss how you can practice safe sex, even in your 50s.
Safer Sex Tips For Over 50s
Choose the Right Protection
The right protection plays a crucial role in minimizing the infection risk. For staying on the safe side, it is better to avoid unprotected sex, since it can greatly increase the risk for diseases such as HIV and STD. Using male condoms can be a good way to protect yourself against sexual infections.
However, it is important to use the condom correctly so that chances of infections are lowered. Also, it’s better to avoid lambskin condoms, since they don’t always offer adequate protection against sexual infections.
Select Partners Carefully
Just because you are above 50, it doesn’t mean that you will have sex randomly. For the sake of your health, it is crucial that you choose healthy partners. Also, it is better to ask about their sexual past so that you can take informed decisions. Also, avoid one night stands because they can have a negative impact on your physical and emotional health.
Be Careful, While Doing Anal Sex
Many older men love experimenting, when it comes to sex. This is why many choose to do anal sex, rather than vaginal or other types of sex. Unfortunately, anal sex is riskier, as compared to vaginal sex and so, you need to be careful, while doing it. Be gentle, while doing anal sex and lubricate the area as much as possible. If you or your partner feels uncomfortable, stop immediately.
Clean Sex Toys Regularly
Using sex toys can be fun. However, they come in direct contact with your body and therefore, it is crucial that you clean them regularly. You can use wipes for cleaning the toys (available in sex toy shops). However, these wipes can be slightly expensive. A cost effective option would be to place the toys in a bowl containing disinfectant and cleaning them thoroughly.
Undergo Tests Once In Every 6 Months
It is always a good idea to undergo tests regularly for ensuring that you haven’t contracted any infection or disease. You should do this, even if you are in a committed relationship. This is because it has been often revealed that due to social pressure and other factors, people lie about their sexual history.
So, it is better to be on the safe side and opt for tests regularly. Ideally, undergo tests in every six months. If you don’t have time or have financial problems, undergo tests once in a year. Enjoy safe sex with these tips.