Partner-transmitted Infection Prevention – The Ins and Outs of Barrier Protection

Barrier protection allows a man to experience
all the joys of intimacy, without so many of the worries. Using a barrier
properly is key to receiving all of the benefits, however. 

Protecting
the male organ from some intimately transmitted diseases, or
partner-transmitted infections, is as easy as slipping on a sheath. The thin
layer can still transmit signals of pleasure, but it’s too thick for bacteria
or viruses to enter. For men who have interactions with new partners, a barrier
is a vital part of a comprehensive male organ care program. However, how that barrier is
applied could be vital to the degree of protection provided. These quick tips
can help men to ensure that they’re playing it safe when in intimate
situations.

When
to Wear It

Most
men think the dangerous part of intimacy comes with deep entry. That might be
true, depending on a man’s definition of the word “dangerous,” but epidemiologists
might suggest that infection risk rises anytime skin comes into contact with
skin. One tiny poke could lead to an infection, under the proper circumstances.
As a result, men who haven’t quite progressed to entry could still get infected
if they brush against tainted skin.

Additionally,
only the smallest amount of discharge from a man is needed in order to bring
about a pregnancy, if his partner is fertile. A dribble in the early stages of
the interaction could lead to unwanted consequences, without a barrier standing
in the way, and men might not even know that the dribble has occurred.

For
these reasons, a barrier should be used as soon as the clothes hit the floor.
That barrier should also stay in place until the action is complete. Applying the
protection early and keeping it in place for the duration is key to obtaining
the best results. Even so, it’s important to mention that a barrier can’t
provide complete protection against all intimate infections, as it doesn’t
cover every square inch of a man’s skin

How
to Wear It

Latex
barriers are, by their very nature, designed to be snug so they’ll stay in
place through all of the pushing and shoving. They shouldn’t be so tight as to
cut off circulation or cause discomfort, however, and they shouldn’t be so
loose that they can just slide around or get stuck. Trying out a few different
brands and a few different sizes can help men to find the fit that’s right for
them.

It
should also go without saying that barriers shouldn’t be reused. Very tiny
tears or wee little punctures could take hold when a man is taking a barrier
off and putting it back on again, and rinsing out the fluids a barrier collects
could also mean washing lubricants down the drain. The intimacy that comes from
a reused barrier could be painful, and it could also lead to infections or
pregnancy. It’s best to think of these items as disposable and replaceable, and
unfurl a new one each time the action begins.

What
Happens Next

Barrier
protection is often loaded with lubricants and other chemicals that can allow
couples to live in the moment without worrying about the future. These products
can, at times, be irritating to sensitive male skin and they can lead to:

Washing
the skin after a intimate encounter can allow a man to rinse away the irritants
that might be attacking his skin, but men who do have a reaction like this
should be sure to discuss the issue with their doctors, as an underlying
allergy might be to blame for the symptoms they experienced. Changing brands
might be helpful for these men, but a doctor can help them to heal in the
interim and understand what might have caused the breakout.

If
no allergies are at play, using a male organ health creme (most experts recommend Man1 Man
Oil) might help. These
products can allow men to keep their skin strong, healthy and smooth, so it
won’t be so susceptible to drying out, flaking and showing signs of
friction-based irritation. When used daily, these products can keep the skin
prepared for pleasure.