Safer sex practices are any acts or measures you take to reduce your and your partner(s)’s risk of contracting an Sexually Transmitted Infection and/or to prevent pregnancy. Safer sex usually involves one or more of the following: correct and consistent use of condoms, using lubricants, (male/female)/dental dams, sex without intercourse (kissing, caressing, using hands etc.), (mutual) masturbation, avoiding using drugs and alcohol, not sharing sex toys, regular STI testing for both you and your partner(s).