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Safer Sex Advice from Dr. Rachael Ross

Safer Sex Advice from Dr. Rachael Ross

Source: Dr. Rachael Ross / Examiner.com

Safer sex is everything. It really is. And in the age where people are unknowingly being infected with STDs and HIV, safer sex is the only thing. To prove my point I have enlisted the help of a “sexpert” to explain how safer sex eases the mind and makes intimacy ten times more fun. Enter Dr. Rachael Ross. I call herRoss the Sex Boss in my mind because of her no holds barred, Sistah girl delivery of sexual health education. She’s very blunt and direct and that’s just what you need in health education. You may have seen her on the television show The Doctors giving advice about a number of health topics (she has a medical degree from Meharry Medical College). She is also a frequent panelist for the Ora Quick “Life. As We Know It”discussion series. Now she is giving advice on this Examiner’s page about how to think differently about sex, protection, and how to make life more interesting in the bedroom.

Change how you define safe sex. For many years now, experts and sexual health educators have implored people to practice safe sex. Stop it! According to Dr. Rachael, there is no such thing as safe sex. “Any sexual contact with another person carries certain risk. So there is no such thing as safe sex. But there is such a thing as safer sex. Safer sex is being in a trusted monogamous and committed relationship with someone that you know does not have HIV or an alternate STD. That means you two have tested together on two separate occasions since the commitment at least three months apart. It also means using condoms consistently and correctly in all sexual settings where the above conditions haven’t been met.”