Sex education as a term can have many negative connotations. But if we look at what these words hide, we will find that there are very important groups of information that can ultimately save a person’s life.
Sex education is not just about not getting pregnant. Sexual education teaches us to talk about sex, perceive our partner’s needs, and protect ourselves from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Information about sex is often incredibly taboo and full of misinformation. The best way to find the most accurate information about these things is to talk to an expert. We are mainly talking about gynaecologists, urologists and sexologists.
In our search for truth, as with any other topic, it is always essential to work with multiple credible sources that are up-to-date. For example, if we are discussing forms of protection against pregnancy, new technologies are being developed, and further information about contraceptive problems is being discovered. An article from ten years ago may no longer be up-to-date.
USEFUL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
An exciting resource regarding health is the Doktor má Filipa podcast, in which you can learn more about this topic pleasantly and funnily. Other doctors and health professionals from various fields are the podcast’s guests. In it, we also find parts with a urologist, gynaecologist, and many others, presented in an extremely layperson’s and engaging way.
Durex, the biggest condom manufacturer, also publishes several educational videos and articles. They are in English.
If you want to learn more about other aspects of sexual life and sex, you can listen to the podcast Sex Education on Podmaze. Don’t forget about our AdultLife podcast, which you can find at the bottom of this page.
For more informal and straightforward information, jump to the Sex Education series.
We use protection during sexual intercourse for two primary purposes. The first time we protect ourselves from unwanted pregnancy, and the second time from sexually transmitted diseases. You can learn more about methods of protection, especially against unwanted pregnancy, in the article Contraception: What are the types of contraception? Which one to choose? What risks does it entail?
This article discusses not only the types of contraception but their pros and cons, advantages and options. Do not forget that protection is not only for women! Contraceptives or other options affect the male body more than the female one. Therefore, do not forget to look for the possibility that suits you and your partner best.
Prevention of venereal diseases is essential for an active sexual life. The most basic way is to get regular check-ups and undergo tests for these diseases. It should be kept in mind that, in this case, we are also directly responsible for the health of our sexual partners.
You can learn more about specific diseases in the article on Sexually Transmitted Infections. This page also provides other articles on similar topics that cover this issue in even more detail.