Definition of unsafe sex in English:

unsafe sex


  • Sexual activity in which precautions are not taken to reduce the risk of spreading sexually transmitted diseases, especially AIDS.

    ‘Of the remainder, many men often or mostly have safe sex but ‘lapse’ from time to time, and some have unsafe sex or have abandoned safe sex altogether.’
    • ‘Second, the results of this research suggest that first-time workers represent a group who have a significant risk of experiencing unsafe sex while at a holiday centre.’
    • ‘Two participants attributed unsafe sex to sexual assault.’
    • ‘Each of the scripts has its own sources of risk for unsafe sex.’
    • ‘Sexual partners will be more vulnerable if they practise unsafe sex than if their activities are low risk.’
    • ‘Actually, there are many similarities between gay men and lesbians who practice unsafe sex and those who fear having sex.’
    • ‘Therefore, there is a high potential for unsafe sex, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections among seasonal workers at holiday centres.’
    • ‘Only one participant described an act of accidental unsafe sex due to a condom breaking.’
    • ‘There's also a myth that some people think they're immune because they've had a lot of unsafe sex and they're not infected - including unsafe sex with guys who are positive.’
    • ‘A recurrent problem is that sex workers tend to protect themselves from HIV only in their sex work, practicing unsafe sex with people they do not consider their clients.’
    • ‘Drug use, unsafe sex, public sex, religion, sexism - each of us makes choices in these areas that affect our lives and the culture and society we share.’
    • ‘Drug use can also lead to unsafe sex and HIV transmission, Ryan adds.’
    • ‘Respondents were asked about their sexual relationships, number of sexual partners, contraceptive use, and situations which led to unsafe sex.’
    • ‘Previous research has indeed shown that migrant tourism workers were more likely than tourism workers living locally to have a high number of sexual partners and to experience unsafe sex.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, those who practised unsafe sex showed little concern for the potential risks.’
    • ‘The report itself is the latest indication that unsafe sex among gay men seems to be returning with a vengeance.’
    • ‘A new series of hard-hitting adverts warning young people of the risks of unsafe sex were launched today by the Public Health Minister Melanie Johnson.’
    • ‘He says counsellors have informed spouses or partners of HIV-positive clients who are exposing them to the risk of infection through unsafe sex.’
    • ‘There is a strong link between drug use and unsafe sex and the spread of HIV.’
    • ‘The first century, however, did not have to contend with the problems of overpopulation, unsafe sex or the spread of Aids.’


unsafe sex

/ˈˌənˈsāf seks/ /ˈˌənˈseɪf sɛks/