“Dry Humping Means Different Things to Different People—We Break It Down”
The term ‘dry humping’ means different things to different people. Some of these differences are:
1) Dry humping does not necessarily mean having unprotected sexual relations.
Sometimes it just means not using protection (or even no protection at all).
2) A man may have been involved in a relationship where he was always the one who initiated sexual activity.
If so, then he might have used condoms or other methods of birth control during those times when they were used. However, if he hasn’t done this before, then he is not practicing safe sexual practices and could be putting himself at risk for getting HIV/AIDS from unprotected vaginal or rectal contact.
3) Some men who engage in dry humping may use condoms but others don’t.
Condoms aren’t 100% effective and some people may still become infected through their skin being exposed to blood or bodily fluids. For this reason, it is best practice to only use them if you absolutely need to!
4) Many women have engaged in wet humping without any problems.
However, this doesn’t mean that all women are safe. There is a risk that some may contract diseases and infections.
This may be true even if their partner is wearing a rubber or not.
5) Wet humping is when a boy puts his erect or semi-erect genitals in between a girl’s legs.
This can be done with clothing on or off (for example, through underwear). It also can be done through the boy’s clothes with direct skin to skin contact.
6) Some people perform dry humping as a regular activity in their relationship.
They may do this to feel sexually satisfied without having to worry about getting someone pregnant or getting an STD.
7) Wet humping can also lead to pregnancy because it can cause pre-ejaculate to come in contact with a woman’s genitals and lead to pregnancy.
In conclusion, many people believe that ‘dry humping’ is a safe alternative to having ‘wet humping.’ This is not always the case though.
Regardless of whether or not you are engaging in this activity, it is important that you do not engage in unprotected sexual activity (even with a partner who you think is clean). If you are going to have unprotected or unsafe sexual relations, at least insist that your partner wears a latex barrier. If they refuse, then you must insist on using alternate forms of sexual activity or not having sexual relations with that partner at all.
The same is true for ‘wet humping.’ It might not always lead to pregnancy or infection but the risks are always there and cannot be entirely ruled out.
Always wear a latex barrier (at least) when having any kind of intimate contact with another person.
No sexual activity is 100% safe. However, you can take steps to ensure that you reduce your chances of getting or giving an infection as much as possible.
The first step is to get educated and the second step is to get communicate with your partner(s) about what you’re okay doing and what you’re not okay doing.
Always make the safety of your sexual partner a top priority. If your partner is not willing to accommodate you in this manner, then you need to find a new partner who will.
Your health and the health of others is far more important than your own personal gratification.
Always avoid having unsafe sexual contact with someone you are not in a long term committed relationship with. Casual partners aren’t worth the risks because all you’re going to do is put your health at risk for someone who isn’t even going to be around for long anyway!
If you are in a long-term relationship with a partner you trust, then you can relax some of the guidelines you follow. However, you should still keep everything safe and never ever skip steps to prevent the transmission of sexual diseases.
No form of intimacy is safe and you should always remain cautious.
And lastly, if you don’t have a partner, then it is best that you wait until you find the right one. Having a sexual relationship with someone under those circumstances will greatly reduce your chances of getting a sexual disease.
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Male circumcision and penis enhancement in Southeast Asia: matters of pain and pleasure by TH Hull, M Budiharsana – Reproductive health matters, 2001 – Elsevier
The ethnography of infrastructure by SL Star – American behavioral scientist, 1999 – journals.sagepub.com