In Barbados, the BFPA plays a crucial role in advocating on safe sexual practices. This is particularly important in relation to men’s health as men are still more reluctant than women to take care of their sexual and reproductive health.
Practice Safe Sex Guy's!
Safe Sex primarily refers to using a barrier method such as a male or female condom during sexual intercourse or oral sex. The condom acts as a shield, protecting both partners from coming into direct contact with genital fluids such as semen. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) make the point that when the penis or vagina is covered, there is no skin-to-skin contact, reducing the spread of STIs like genital warts and herpes. But condoms are not foolproof as they don’t cover areas of the body such as the scrotum or labia. The BFPA also recommend that you use condoms on sex toys if you share them with other people, and to use a new condom each time. The use of lubricants is also a safe sexual practice when used in conjunction with a condom as lubricants help reduce the friction that happens during sexual intercourse, which can result in condoms tearing.
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Sexually Transmitted Infections
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Did you know that men can also get genital yeast infections?
Yeast infections can cause a reddish rash and white patches on the penis.
Other conditions that affect the penis...
Inflammation of the head of the penis (balanitis) might cause pain and a foul discharge.
Peyronie's disease, a chronic condition that involves the development of abnormal scar tissue in tissues inside the penis, might result in bent or painful erections.
Speak To Your Doctor If You Notice
Changes in the way you ejaculate
Bleeding during urination or ejaculation
Warts, bumps, lesions or a rash on your penis or in your genital area
A severely bent penis or curvature that causes pain or interferes with sexual activity
A burning sensation when you urinate
Discharge from your penis
Severe pain after trauma to your penis
Abrupt increases in sexual desire, particularly in older men
Significant declines in sexual desire