Side Effects of Unprotected Sex

Unprotected sex

Unprotected sex has side effects; it is very risky; it has been ranked second among the top ten risk factors to health in terms of the loads of disease they cause. Due to this mistake many of the cases of HIV/AIDS ranks so high.

Young people awareness to unprotected sex

Involving into sex without any protection is very risky. One is inviting pregnancy, getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), including HIV, and on the top is stress.

Unprotected sex refers to any sex without contraception or a condom.

One may have forgotten to use contraception, or it may not have worked. Occasionally a condom might split or slip off during sex. All these factors still counts as unprotected sex, and one is at risk of STIs and pregnancy.

After the sex on extrusion, always catch hold on to the base of the condom during the extrusion of the penis. This will stop the mishappening of condom slipping off and leaking sperm.

Get tips on using condoms

Homosexuals too have to be extra careful. Women having sex with women also have to take care and should know about safer sex because; even they can pass infections on to each other.

Unsafe sex and infections

There are lots of sexually transmitted infection (STIs), and one only have to have sex with someone once, or have oral sex once, to catch one or more STIs.

It is very difficult to identify by looking at someone whether or not they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

The best way to get rid of getting an STI is to use a condom each time one is having sex.

Always purchase condoms that have the CE mark or BSI kite mark on the packet as it signifies that they have been tested to high safety standards.

Getting a check-up

Go for the investigation if one had unprotected sex and if had any unusual symptoms around the genitals (vagina or penis), like:

  • pain when you pee
  • itching
  • an unusual or smelly discharge
  • sores
  • unexplained bleeding

Some people ignore these symptoms when they have an STI. If one thinks he might be at risk, it’s important that one get tested, even if one doesn’t have any symptoms.

Go to the nearest sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic. Locate sexual health services near your area, including sexual health and GUM clinics.

Unprotected sex leads to pregnancy

After the unprotected sex, the woman can get pregnant. This doesn’t matter what position, what time of the month it is, or whether it’s her first time. There’s always a danger of unwanted pregnancy, but by means of contraception and a condom, one can help to protect against it.

Pregnant after having unprotected sex

Usually, the first indication of pregnancy is a missed period. Confirm by doing out for sure a pregnancy test. One can buy a kit at a pharmacy or supermarket or get one for free at health centers.

  • a contraceptive or sexual health clinic
  • a young persons’ clinic (call the national sexual health helpline on 0300 123 7123 for details)
  • some GP surgeries or pharmacies


If one is pregnant, consult a doctor or nurse as soon as possible to discuss your choices or any difficult questions one may have. They can help to take out the best decision that would be right to you.

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception can help one to prevent pregnancy after the unprotected sex. This contraception is more effective the sooner it’s taken.

There are 2 types of emergency contraception:

  • the emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the “morning-after” pill)
  • the intrauterine device, or IUD (sometimes called a coil)

There are 2 kinds of emergency contraceptive pill:

  • Levonelle has to be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of sex
  • ellaOne has to be taken within 120 hours (5 days) of sex

The IUD can be inserted into your uterus up to 5 days after unprotected sex.

One can get the emergency contraceptive pill and the IUD free from:

  • a GP surgery that provides contraception
  • a contraceptive clinic
  • a sexual health clinic
  • some young people’s clinics (call the national sexual health helpline on 0300 123 7123 for details)

One can also get the emergency contraceptive pill free from:

  • some pharmacies
  • some NHS walk-in centers and minor injuries units
  • some accident and emergency (A&E) departments

You can buy the emergency pill from most pharmacies and some organizations, such as bpas or Marie Stopes.

The cost of these pills varies, but it’s usually around £26 for Levonelle and £35 for ella One.

If one is not using a regular method of contraception, find the one that suits you (and where to get it) so one can start using it as soon as possible.

                                       “Prevention Is Better Than Cure”


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