Scarleteen’s Safer Sex…For Your Heart!
by Catie Martin
Okay, seriously, stop what you’re doing and go read Heather Corinna’s blog post on emotionally safe sex. Like, right now. I’ll wait.
Okay, here’s my favorite paragraph:
Just like using condoms, gloves and dams, and having regular sexual health care is preventative medicine to do your best to stay physically safe and healthy; being on the lookout for high emotional risks, hurtful or unrealistic situations, or potential sexual and emotional trouble is preventative medicine to stay emotionally healthy, and help those you’re involved with do the same. It’d be silly and shortsighted to only give information on a sexually transmitted disease after one already has it, or to avoid looking at what we could do to lessen the likelihood of getting one in the first place. So, think of the following pages as preventative medicine for sexually transmitted infections of the emotional variety. If you get informed, keep a watchful eye and protect yourself and those you care for from the very start, you’re much more likely to remain healthy and happy and sexually well, above, as well as below, the waist.
So, the next time you’re starting a relationship, make sure the sex is as safe to your heart as it is to your body. And if a relationship you are in somehow messes with your heart OR your body, come to the Corner Health Center to make sure you are as healthy as you can be.
Have Fun. Be Safe.
About Catie Martin
Catie Martin, LMSW is the Corner Health Center's in-house improv master and therapist extraordinaire. Little known fact: therapists with a sense of humor are better than therapists without a sense of humor.Dating & Relationships, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, STDs/STIs and tagged Emotional, Health, Sexual, Teen. Bookmark the permalink.