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Safe Sex Abroad

By: Emma Jones - Updated: 3 Jan 2013 | comments*Discuss
Safe Sex Abroad

If you are going away for some fun in the sun then have a great time but make sure that you practice safe sex. Once the alcohol gets flowing and the sexy foreigners come out to play it can be easy to forget all those rules you would stick to at home. Just because you are on holiday doesn’t mean you don’t need to stay safe. Make sure that you take contraception with you, handle how much you drink and be prepared to say no if a situation gets out of your comfort zone.

Take Contraception

Make sure that you take condoms on holiday with you and carry them in your purse on a night out. Even if you are not planning on sleeping with anyone it is better to have them just in case. If you are on the pill then think about any time differences and when you should be taking it. Even if you are on the pill, it is important to use condoms so you don’t let a sexually transmitted disease ruin you holiday.

Don’t Drink Too Much

One of the main reasons why people have unprotected sex is because they are drunk. Of course you want to have a few cocktails when you are on holiday, go ahead. Just be sensible and don’t get so drunk that you don’t know what you are doing, Often, in the sun, alcohol affects you more than it normally does so think about this when you are topping up your margarita.

Stay Safe

Just like you would at home, you need to stay safe on a night out. Make sure that your friends know where you are that you keep any eye on each other. Never leave your drink out so that someone could spike it and always stick together. If you are going to take someone home then it is best to go to your hotel so you know where you are and have friends around. If you go elsewhere with them then tell your friends, have the money for a taxi and know how to get back.

Say No

When you have had a few drinks and you meet someone hot it can be easy to get carried away. Remember that you have the right to say no at any time if you don’t feel comfortable. You may not be able to speak their language but you can communicate your message easily by body language and gestures. It is a good idea to learn some basic language though so you can tell them what you think and ask for help if you get in a difficult situation.

Just like you would at home, you need to practice safe sex abroad. Take condoms with you so that you are prepared and use them. Keep an eye on how much you drink and make sure your friends know where you are. If you do take someone home, go to yours and remember that you always have the right to say no if you change your mind.

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