Please let us know any comments you have about the content on this page. Taking things slowly, making sure the woman is fully aroused and using a good water-based lubrication oil-based lubricants like massage oils or Vaseline can cause a condom to break can help penetration feel more comfortable. If you're sexually active, you can lower your risk for HIV by choosing sexual activities that carry a lower risk for HIV than vaginal sex. If you are both ready to have vaginal sex, the arousal created through foreplay will help the penis enter the vagina more easily. This can also occur when sharing needles or works, including cottons, cookers, or rinse water. But condoms can sometimes break or come off during vaginal sex. Talking to your partner about protection before you start having sex will help things go more smoothly.
When you are ready, it helps if one of you uses your hand to gently guide the penis into the vagina.
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Please let us know any comments you have about the content on this page. Are you HIV-positive and on treatment? Being on effective treatment lowers your viral load and reduces your chances of transmitting HIV to someone who is HIV-negative. Just answer the following questions to get started! There is no one right way of having vaginal sex, but there are a few things that you should think about before you do it.