If there is one certainty in life (other than taxes and death) then it’s this: There will always be noise. In other words, no matter what we do, there will always be a crap-load of distractions trying to pull us off course and consume our limited amounts of time and resources. Noise sucks, but we… Read more »
Author: <span class="vcard">Mardon Brake</span>
You may already know this, but when XXXchurch goes to porn shows, we hand out Bibles that say “Jesus Loves Porn Stars”. I’ve been to tons of these shows and handed out countless of these Bibles. Here are 10 reasons why I love doing it: 1. It’s the one thing I know that is alive… Read more »
I don’t know about you, but when I leave this world I want to know that I made a difference; that I made an impact and changed some lives. Maybe it’s just a need to feel like I served a purpose. Maybe it’s some sort of philanthropic selfishness. Or maybe it’s because that’s what Jesus… Read more »
Our friend Jennifer Smith of UnveiledWife.com has just written and published her story in a book titled The Unveiled Wife. Jennifer takes her book to a whole new level. Here at XXXchurch, we talk about porn addiction and how we see the destruction play out in the addicts’ lives (especially their marriages) time and time… Read more »
We just finished a series of posts on X3watch from 4 different members of our team. Each post shared 10 things you need to know about X3watch. We tried to address these from 4 different perspectives. If you missed any of those posts here they are below. 10 Things Part #1 10 Things Part #2… Read more »
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And now, for our final installment in this series about X3watch, we bring you a list carefully compiled by Adam Wynn, our Product Support Leader. Here they are, the last 10 things you may not know about X3watch: 1. In 2014, our customer service-support team handled 17,112 support requests and 8,735 live chats! 2. Our… Read more »
Sex is a topic that parents dread and teenagers are highly interest in. While parents prefer abstinence from sex completely, it is true in most cases that the avoidance of sex is difficult. It is extremely important to educate teenagers on the facts, anyway, even though it is not easy to abstain. Teenagers who know about safe sex are more likely to avoid problems.
Risks of Unprotected Sex
A common known risk of unprotected sex is pregnancy, which can happen only after one time of having unprotected sex. A risk that is rarely thought of though, is sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Over 25 known STDs can be transmitted through oral, anal, or vaginal sex. While some have a cure, most do not. The most common STDs talked about primarily include Herpes, Aids, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. In reality, any STD can increase the chance of contracting AIDS. As some do not show symptoms, it can be difficult to know if an STD is present in either partner. That is why there are tests.
The consequences of these STDs vary depending upon the particular type of disease contracted. Consequences can include loss or an impact on fertility, birth defects to an unborn child, cervical cancer, miscarriage, and sores. Keep in mind these are only a few of the symptoms of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
Preparing to Have Safe Sex
To avoid the many risks of unprotected sex, preparation beforehand is important. This includes talking about your preferences, getting to know your partner, discussing your desires and perhaps your prior sexual history before actually engaging in sexual activity. Your discussions should probably include number of previous partners, if there are any known STDs, and if both partners is willing to use protection.
There are various types of protection available to the general public today, either over the coutner or prescribed by a doctor. Most know that birth control is effective with preventing unplanned pregnancies, however, it’s important to remember that birth control does not protect a woman against STDs. To be safe there should always be two methods used. These may include male or female condoms, diaphragms, and other various methods.
Keep in mind when choosing male condoms latex is best to have. If there are any allergies to latex, there are polyurethane condoms available. Natural and lambskin condoms are available to use as well. These materials, however, are not know to offer the same protection to STDs as latex would.
Staying Safe Afterwards
What you do after safe sex is a crucial part to staying safe. As all types of protection do not always work, it is important to get regular checkups and tests done to ensure there are no STD’s. Women are recommended to get a Pap smear once a year to test for any diseases. Men should as well have a doctor’s check up to ensure they stay safe.
The risks associated with unprotected sex should leave room for caution. Staying safe and protecting yourself from sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies is an important part to healthy sex.
When X3watch first launched, we filtered and blocked only a very limited number of known porn sites; now X3watch checks hundreds of thousands of new sites per month. We’re constantly working to analyze, improve, and expand our porn filter and index data, and you can help us improve our services by telling us about what… Read more »
Did you check out the last post with ten things you may not know about X3watch? Here are ten more: 1. In 2014, we spent over $700,000 re-investing in the X3watch technologies, rebuilding it from the ground up so that it will be as solid as ever. 2. X3watch is the only online accountability software for… Read more »
This week we are going to do a series of posts about X3watch. For those of you new to things here at XXXchurch.com, let me give you some brief history. We started in 2002, and one of the first things we said we would do is give away free accountability software. We did this because… Read more »