picSexual health is sometimes a matter we put far out of our minds; the idea that we could be incubating any sort of disease, especially a sexually-acquired one, is often the very last thing we want to think about. But we should really all take a leaf out of the books of those who work in gay massage in London. These sensible men keep themselves in absolutely peak condition thanks to clean lifestyles, regular exercise and the recommended twice-yearly sexual health checkups that are available throughout the capital. Many people with STIs don’t display symptoms so the checkups are advised as a matter of routine, even if you’re feeling fine. For example, 10 per cent of men with gonorrhoea don’t have any symptoms whatsoever. Some people fall for the idea that they won’t be able to cope if they get tested and find themselves to be carrying something. But not knowing is always worse in the long-run than knowing. There are many STIs that can be transmitted even by low-risk practices such as oral sex, so sexual health checkups are by no means only for those who engage in high-risk activity. The good news is that the overwhelming majority of STIs can be treated easily with strategies as straightforward and simple as a course of antibiotics.
People still labour under the illusion that they will be able to judge someone’s likelihood of carrying an STI (or STD) just by looking at them. They imagine that the person with an STI will look decrepit or seedy, rough around the edges or sickly. While it’s true that some conditions can make themselves apparent in a person’s face, thinking you can keep yourself safe by judging a person’s appearance is only just short of lunacy.

One of the great things about gay massage in London, such as the tantric massage offered bypic Tantric Soul, is that it is a highly erotic and sensual pleasure that comes without any risk of STIs. When you’re in the care of one of our gorgeous masseurs, you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you’re in the arms of someone who will keep you out of harm’s way. And the therapy – involving Swedish and deep-tissue massage followed by body-to-body, tantric work – is a safe as it comes. Of course, you can’t be expected to confine yourself to this and no other forms of sexual activity, but there’s so much you can do to keep yourself informed. At www.nhs.uk/Livewell/STIs/Pages/STIs.aspx you can stay abreast of all relevant developments, find out about sexual health clinics near you and sexual health services the length and breadth of the country.

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