Abstinence

Barriers

Types:

External Condom

  • We offer Trojan, One Brand, Lifestyle, Crown, Atlas, and Magnums - they come in different sizes, flavors, and sensations. We even have latex-free ones!
  • External Condoms can be on people or toys - but use them before potential genital contact starts.
  • Steps to Great External Condom Use:
    1. Get and Give Consent.
    2. Check the Expiration date! If it is expired..DON'T use it!
    3. Check the package for air by folding it in half and squeezing gently, if you don't feel air, the package and condom may be damaged.
    4. Open the package carefully - no scissors, knives or teeth.
    5. Put a drop or two of lube inside the condom for enhanced sensation.
    6. Grab the tip of the condom.
    7. Make sure the condom is in the right position, tip up and the ridge is on the outside.
    8. Use two hands - one hand to hold the top and the other to roll down the penis/dildo.
    9. Lube tip: oil based lubricants or body lotions can break a condom - use water or silicone based lubricants instead!
    10. If there is ejaculate, hold the condom on the base of the penis.
    11. Pull out immediately.
    12. Take off the condom.
    13. Throw it in the trash! (do NOT flush)

Internal Condom

(called FC2) is a great latex-free option for protection and can be put in up to 8 hours before sex. It's made of nitrile which transmits body heat better than latex.

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the expiration date, on the current FC2s it is in the side fold.
  3. Check the package for air to make sure it hasn't be damaged.
  4. Push the condom to the side and open the package carefully.
  5. Squeeze the ring at the closed end with your middle finger and thumb and insert so that the back of the condom rests against the cervix. (For anal sex, remove the ring and put it on the inserting partner like an external condom)
  6. If you want to add some lube, make sure it is water or silicone based.
  7. Guide the penis into the condom and when thrusting, make sure it stays inside the condom.
  8. When you are ready to remove it after sex, twist the bottom.
  9. Pull it out.
  10. Throw it in the trash!

Dental Dam

  • A Dental dam is a small, thin piece of latex or polyurethane that is used for oral-vaginal or oral-anal sex. They come in different flavors!
  • You can also create your own using a flavored (or non flavored condom)
  • For pre-made dental dams, place over the area you will be performing oral and keep mouth contact on the dental dam.
  • Steps for turning a condom into a dental dam:
    1. Get and Give Consent.
    2. Check the Expiration date.
    3. Check the package for damage.
    4. Open the package carefully.
    5. Roll the condom to the first knuckle of a finger.
    6. Cut the Top off.
    7. Cut the condom in half.
    8. Unroll.

Contraceptives

The Shot (Depo-Provera)

  • Injectable progesterone that lasts 3 months and prevents ovulation.

The Patch (Ortho Evera)

  • Worn for a week at a time for three week, followed by 3 weeks with no patch.

The Ring (NuvaRing)

  • Inserted into the vagina and left in place for 3 weeks.

Emergency Contraception

  • Works better when taken early.
  • Can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex (or a condom break).
  • Provides a surge of concentrated hormones to prevent conception.
  • Progestin Only pill (Plan B) reduces pregnancy risk by 89%.
  • Plan B is available at most pharmacies without a prescription.
  • Plan B may lose effectiveness for people who weigh more than 165 lbs.
  • Ella Brand is an option if you are over 165lbs, you can consult with a doctor on their website and have it delivered the next day.

LGBTQ

Capes

  • Take a glove, medium probably works best but larger or smaller may also work, depending on you or your partner
  • Cut off fingers
  • Cut down the side opposite of the thumb
  • Fit t-penis* into thumb and go to town! *(t-penis is used to refer to a clitoris that has been enlarged due to testosterone use) If you are using testosterone creams, use barrier protection as the creams can stay on your skin and transfer to your partner, causing them to experience some of the effects of testosterone creams.

Barrier Methods can protect against pregnancy and STI transmission. Three types are available at the Health Promotion office (dental dams, internal and external condoms). Remember to only use one condom at a time and never reuse condoms.

Types:

External Condom

We offer Trojan, One Brand, Lifestyle, Crown, Atlas, and Magnums - they come in different sizes, flavors, and sensations. We even have latex-free ones! External Condoms can be on people or toys - but use them before potential genital contact starts.

Steps to Great External Condom Use:

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the Expiration date! If it is expired�DON'T use it!
  3. Check the package for air by folding it in half and squeezing gently, if you don't feel air, the package and condom may be damaged.
  4. Open the package carefully - no scissors, knives or teeth.
  5. Put a drop or two of lube inside the condom for enhanced sensation.
  6. Grab the tip of the condom.
  7. Make sure the condom is in the right position, tip up and the ridge is on the outside.
  8. Use two hands - one hand to hold the top and the other to roll down the penis/dildo. Lube tip: oil based lubricants or body lotions can break a condom - use water or silicone based lubricants instead!
  9. If there is ejaculate, hold the condom on the base of the penis.
  10. Pull out immediately.
  11. Take off the condom.
  12. Throw it in the trash! (do NOT flush)

Internal Condom

(called FC2) is a great latex-free option for protection and can be put in up to 8 hours before sex. It's made of nitrile which transmits body heat better than latex.

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the expiration date, on the current FC2s it is in the side fold.
  3. Check the package for air to make sure it hasn't be damaged.
  4. Push the condom to the side and open the package carefully.
  5. Squeeze the ring at the closed end with your middle finger and thumb and insert so that the back of the condom rests against the cervix. (For anal sex, remove the ring and put it on the inserting partner like an external condom)
  6. If you want to add some lube, make sure it is water or silicone based.
  7. Guide the penis into the condom and when thrusting, make sure it stays inside the condom.
  8. When you are ready to remove it after sex, twist the bottom.
  9. Pull it out.
  10. Throw it in the trash!

Dental Dam

A Dental dam is a small, thin piece of latex or polyurethane that is used for oral-vaginal or oral-anal sex. They come in different flavors!

You can also create your own using a flavored (or non flavored condom)

For pre-made dental dams, place over the area you will be performing oral and keep mouth contact on the dental dam.

Steps for turning a condom into a dental dam:

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the Expiration date.
  3. Check the package for damage.
  4. Open the package carefully.
  5. Roll the condom to the first knuckle of a finger.
  6. Cut the Top off.
  7. Cut the condom in half.
  8. Unroll.

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Sexual Health

Safer Sex


Abstinence

Barriers

Types:

External Condom

  • We offer Trojan, One Brand, Lifestyle, Crown, Atlas, and Magnums - they come in different sizes, flavors, and sensations. We even have latex-free ones!
  • External Condoms can be on people or toys - but use them before potential genital contact starts.
  • Steps to Great External Condom Use:
    1. Get and Give Consent.
    2. Check the Expiration date! If it is expired..DON'T use it!
    3. Check the package for air by folding it in half and squeezing gently, if you don't feel air, the package and condom may be damaged.
    4. Open the package carefully - no scissors, knives or teeth.
    5. Put a drop or two of lube inside the condom for enhanced sensation.
    6. Grab the tip of the condom.
    7. Make sure the condom is in the right position, tip up and the ridge is on the outside.
    8. Use two hands - one hand to hold the top and the other to roll down the penis/dildo.
    9. Lube tip: oil based lubricants or body lotions can break a condom - use water or silicone based lubricants instead!
    10. If there is ejaculate, hold the condom on the base of the penis.
    11. Pull out immediately.
    12. Take off the condom.
    13. Throw it in the trash! (do NOT flush)

Internal Condom

(called FC2) is a great latex-free option for protection and can be put in up to 8 hours before sex. It's made of nitrile which transmits body heat better than latex.

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the expiration date, on the current FC2s it is in the side fold.
  3. Check the package for air to make sure it hasn't be damaged.
  4. Push the condom to the side and open the package carefully.
  5. Squeeze the ring at the closed end with your middle finger and thumb and insert so that the back of the condom rests against the cervix. (For anal sex, remove the ring and put it on the inserting partner like an external condom)
  6. If you want to add some lube, make sure it is water or silicone based.
  7. Guide the penis into the condom and when thrusting, make sure it stays inside the condom.
  8. When you are ready to remove it after sex, twist the bottom.
  9. Pull it out.
  10. Throw it in the trash!

Dental Dam

  • A Dental dam is a small, thin piece of latex or polyurethane that is used for oral-vaginal or oral-anal sex. They come in different flavors!
  • You can also create your own using a flavored (or non flavored condom)
  • For pre-made dental dams, place over the area you will be performing oral and keep mouth contact on the dental dam.
  • Steps for turning a condom into a dental dam:
    1. Get and Give Consent.
    2. Check the Expiration date.
    3. Check the package for damage.
    4. Open the package carefully.
    5. Roll the condom to the first knuckle of a finger.
    6. Cut the Top off.
    7. Cut the condom in half.
    8. Unroll.

Contraceptives

Types

The Pill (Oral Contraceptive, Birth Control Pills)

  • Can be progestin only on a combination of estrogen & progestin
  • Taken once a day, at the same time.
  • Estrogen & Progestin combination pills prevent ovulation.
  • Most have three weeks of hormone-based pills and one week of placebo pills.
  • During the placebo week, you are likely to have a period.
  • Progestin Only works to thicken the cervical mucus so that sperm cannot reach the egg. These pills don't give you a period during a set week.

The Shot (Depo-Provera)

  • Injectable progesterone that lasts 3 months and prevents ovulation.

The Patch (Ortho Evera)

  • Worn for a week at a time for three week, followed by 3 weeks with no patch.

The Ring (NuvaRing)

  • Inserted into the vagina and left in place for 3 weeks.

Emergency Contraception

  • Works better when taken early.
  • Can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex (or a condom break).
  • Provides a surge of concentrated hormones to prevent conception.
  • Progestin Only pill (Plan B) reduces pregnancy risk by 89%.
  • Plan B is available at most pharmacies without a prescription.
  • Plan B may lose effectiveness for people who weigh more than 165 lbs.
  • Ella Brand is an option if you are over 165lbs, you can consult with a doctor on their website and have it delivered the next day.

LGBTQ

Capes

Barrier Methods can protect against pregnancy and STI transmission. Three types are available at the Health Promotion office (dental dams, internal and external condoms). Remember to only use one condom at a time and never reuse condoms.

Types:

External Condom

We offer Trojan, One Brand, Lifestyle, Crown, Atlas, and Magnums - they come in different sizes, flavors, and sensations. We even have latex-free ones! External Condoms can be on people or toys - but use them before potential genital contact starts.

Steps to Great External Condom Use:

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the Expiration date! If it is expired�DON'T use it!
  3. Check the package for air by folding it in half and squeezing gently, if you don't feel air, the package and condom may be damaged.
  4. Open the package carefully - no scissors, knives or teeth.
  5. Put a drop or two of lube inside the condom for enhanced sensation.
  6. Grab the tip of the condom.
  7. Make sure the condom is in the right position, tip up and the ridge is on the outside.
  8. Use two hands - one hand to hold the top and the other to roll down the penis/dildo. Lube tip: oil based lubricants or body lotions can break a condom - use water or silicone based lubricants instead!
  9. If there is ejaculate, hold the condom on the base of the penis.
  10. Pull out immediately.
  11. Take off the condom.
  12. Throw it in the trash! (do NOT flush)

Internal Condom

(called FC2) is a great latex-free option for protection and can be put in up to 8 hours before sex. It's made of nitrile which transmits body heat better than latex.

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the expiration date, on the current FC2s it is in the side fold.
  3. Check the package for air to make sure it hasn't be damaged.
  4. Push the condom to the side and open the package carefully.
  5. Squeeze the ring at the closed end with your middle finger and thumb and insert so that the back of the condom rests against the cervix. (For anal sex, remove the ring and put it on the inserting partner like an external condom)
  6. If you want to add some lube, make sure it is water or silicone based.
  7. Guide the penis into the condom and when thrusting, make sure it stays inside the condom.
  8. When you are ready to remove it after sex, twist the bottom.
  9. Pull it out.
  10. Throw it in the trash!

Dental Dam

A Dental dam is a small, thin piece of latex or polyurethane that is used for oral-vaginal or oral-anal sex. They come in different flavors!

You can also create your own using a flavored (or non flavored condom)

For pre-made dental dams, place over the area you will be performing oral and keep mouth contact on the dental dam.

Steps for turning a condom into a dental dam:

  1. Get and Give Consent.
  2. Check the Expiration date.
  3. Check the package for damage.
  4. Open the package carefully.
  5. Roll the condom to the first knuckle of a finger.
  6. Cut the Top off.
  7. Cut the condom in half.
  8. Unroll.

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