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The Lovetreats Safe Sex Guide

Protect yourself and your partner with this simple guide

Sex is fantastic. We have already established that. And while having copious amounts of mind-blowing, toe-curling sex, let’s not forget to stay safe! Here’s a quick brush-up of the basics:


Condoms don't just protect against pregnancy, they're essential for preventing STIs. The most important thing is to ensure that they're the right fit. Finding the right fit might take some trial and error if you've just started having sex, but the best place to start would be to buy the standard-sized ones.

If the standard sizes feel too snug and uncomfortable, get yourself the XL size condoms. But do remember, if condoms don't fit nicely and snugly, you're putting yourself and your partner at risk.

You don't need to 'double up' and put on two condoms. Trust us; they cause more damage than help. The friction between the two means that it's far more likely that they'll rip than if you were using one – and if one rip, the other probably will too.

How to put on a condom correctly

    1. Open the packaging carefully - do not use your teeth to open it. It might rip the condom.
    2. Hold the tip between your thumb and index finger to squeeze out any air. Make sure it's the right way around – the rolled-up bit should be on the outside.
    3. Place the condom over the tip of the penis and, while still squeezing the top, roll it down the whole length nice and slow.
    4. If something goes wrong, discard the condom and start with a new one. The same goes for if it rips. Always start with a fresh condom.


Silicone-Based Lubes

The base ingredient of silicone-based lubes is skin-safe silicone which makes them waterproof. So they are perfect for shower sex! Silicone-based lubricants are long-lasting and have excellent gliding properties. They are perfect for vaginal and anal sex and can be used with condoms. One thing: silicone-based lubes cannot be used with silicone sex toys as they will degrade your toy's material.

Lubes 101: Do's and Don'ts


    • Use water or silicone based lubes during sex and masturbation
    • Use water or silicone based lubes with condoms
    • Use water-based lubes with sex toys
    • Don't use silicone-based lubes with silicone toys
    • Don't use oil-based fluids with condoms

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