Thanks for your question. You are right – using condoms correctly, helps prevent unplanned pregnancies with vaginal sex (vaginal-penile sex). Using condoms also helps prevent sexually transmitted infections, such as … read more
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Talking With Your Partner About Condoms
Having a conversation about how to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy should come way before sex, but sometimes it’s not discussed because one or more partners feel too … read more
The internal condom, also known as the “female condom,” is a lubricated sheath worn inside the vagina during sex. The internal (female) condom acts as a barrier to sperm and … read more
I’m gay and use a condom every time I have anal sex. However, I love giving and receiving oral sex (and swallowing). Can I catch HIV from oral sex? Wearing a condom in oral sex makes no sense. Is there some way to protect myself and partner from STIs?
Thanks for your question. Congrats on wanting to make sure you have safer sex. As you know there is a risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with any type of … read more
My girlfriend and I decided to have anal sex, but the condom ripped after I pushed 2 times, so we stopped. Now I have little dots on the head of my penis. Did I get an STD?
Thanks for your question. First, good for you for using a condom and wanting to be healthy. Here are a few tips to help prevent condoms from breaking: Make sure … read more
Can gay people get any STIs when they have anal sex if both partners don’t have any STIs?
Thanks for your question! If you and your partner have tested negative for STIs/HIV and not had unprotected sex with other partners after getting tested, then technically you would not … read more
Is it safe for me to have sex with my girlfriend after her period? I’m likely to use a condom because I always do. Are there any chances of her getting pregnant? I’m kinda nervous.
It’s great that you use condoms when you have sex! Condoms lower your risk of getting and/or spreading most sexually transmitted diseases! Condoms also help to prevent pregnancy but they … read more
How does chlamydia get in a man’s body? Does it go through the penis or through the skin? How exactly does it get in a man’s body?
Chlamydia typically enters a man’s body through his penis or mouth during unprotected sex with an infected partner. It can be passed through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can … read more
My girlfriend and I had sex but I didn’t ejaculate but I may have had semen on my penis. Today she got her period (thankfully). Is there a chance her period could only last for a day and somehow be pregnant? Does having a period 100% mean she is not pregnant?
If a woman has vaginal bleeding, it does not 100% mean that she is not pregnant, but it is less likely. Many women can have periods that come more or … read more
Is there any way you can get free condoms delivered to your home discreetly? I just can’t walk into the health department or Walmart!
If you Google “free condoms” you’ll find some organizations that will send you sample condoms in discreet packaging, free of charge. This will give you a chance to try different … read more