5 Dangerous Sex Mistakes

Let's face it: Getting busy is lots of fun for most people, but many people make mistakes and take risks that they may not have considered before taking their partners to bed. Here, we'll reveal five of the most dangerous sex mistakes you might be making without even knowing it. First, it should go without saying that two potential sex partners should disclose their sexually transmitted disease status, plus any risk factors they might have, such as intravenous drug use. Sure, it's not proper pillow talk, but it's very important to know and share your status before having sex. Safe sex goes hand-in-hand with this conversation, and despite having the best intentions, some couples use condoms improperly.

A Kinsey Institute report reveals that nearly 75 percent of people don't check their condoms for tears or holes as they roll them  on. Being careful about opening the condom - not using teeth or allowing nails and jewelry to snag the packaging - is important as well. And once it's ready to be rolled on, nearly four out of 10 condom users admitted to not leaving room at the top. Gently pinch the tip to allow room at the top for ejaculation. When it's time for penetration, lube is your friend when it comes to preventing tiny tissue tears and consequently, STDs. And if you're going to have heterosexual anal sex, it's crucial to clean the penis or replace the condom if having vaginal sex right after. Otherwise, you're risking introducing harmful bacteria to the vagina. And speaking of which, if inserting foreign objects into any orifice, be sure they're clean. Use a special sex toy cleaner to get those clean, and use a condom if using something else to penetrate. This includes even fingers - yes, you must even have clean hands before getting busy!