Maybe you recently started seeing a new partner and you’re trying to think of great ways to set the scene. While there’s no way to control the world around you, there are a few tangible things you can check off your list to make sure you at least feel as prepared and safe as possible before you add another name to your intercourse list. Doing any or all of these will obviously not guarantee a perfect new-partner s*xual experience, but they will at least make you feel more prepared and also help you stay safe from some s*xually transmitted infections.
According to WebMd, here are things you should look out for before engaging in intercourse with anyone.
Check for genital sores
A sore is a painful bump or wound. Sores can appear on any part of the skin, including on the genitals. Genital sores in anyone can be as a result of sexually transmitted infections like syphillis, gonorrhea, chlymadia, etc.
Check for mouth, lips sores
During the first stage of infection, syphilis may appear as sores, known as chancres, on the lips, the tip of the tongue, gums or at the back of the mouth near the tonsils. They start as small red patches and grow into larger, open sores that can be red, yellow or gray in color. This infection can be transmitted by kissing an infected person, so it’s more safe to withhold kissing anyone with blisters on the lips or any form of intercourse that involves the mouth.
Make use of protection
However, to be on the safe side, you still should use a condom every time you have intercourse. This is to prevent unwanted pregnancies and s*xually transmitted infections.