Happy October, everyone, October is a time for new beginnings, Breast cancer and Blindness Awareness Month, oh, and the month where we at Can We Talk? Share some information on Hygiene and STIs. This Month series is called FYI: STIs and More.
Now, let's begin
Lesson 1: How To Properly wear a condom
Latex and FC2 aka the Female Condom brought to you by Avert!
How to properly wear a condom with pictures and instructions
For the female condom: Sit, squat, lie or stand in a position you find the most comfortable, similar to how you would insert a tampon. Squeeze the smaller ring at the closed end of the condom and insert it into your vagina as far as it will go, making sure that it doesn’t twist.
Lesson 2: The DON'T and Hygiene Tips of Condoms
1. Do not reuse condoms OR share a used condom this includes Washing and reusing - you risk spreading infections and pregnancy. It's best to use a new, unused, undamaged condom.
2. Remember to check the expiration date-Why? Because condoms lose, flexibility and strength and are more likely to break, spermicides lose their potency and depending on where you store said condom (check for physical damages too)..... it's better to be safe.
3. How To Properly Throw away used condom (IT HAS PICTURES!!!)
- Do Not: Flush Condom down the toilet(will clog), throw outside (bio hazard), or bury it into the ground (does not decompose)
Lesson 3: Practice safe sex; always wear a condom
Whether you're penetrating or orally having sex, a condom is a must. It prevents unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Whether you're in the mood to use a condom or not, it's best to use condoms for protection. If you're allergic to latex, the FC2 is an option, there are also non-latex and non-lubricant condoms available.
Using a dental dam:a dental dam is thin sheet latex and can be used for oral sex (vaginal or anal) you can purchase it at your local store or make your own with latex condom (instructions in link)
Lesson 4: Where can you buy or obtain said condoms?
- Condoms are sold at your local drugs stores, supermarkets, gas stations and etc--- I know you might feel embarrassed buying condoms (I still feel in embarrassed buying bras), but it's necessary.
- Also, college campuses have or should have Health Center with accessible and free condoms and I think the majority of the Women's Centers on college campuses do.
- Planned Parenthood is also a great source, the majority of them have free condoms available-they carry both the latex and FC2. They also have free STD and pregnancy testing.
- Shelters: Carry condoms, the government supplies(is supposed to) shelters with condoms.
EXTRA STUFF!!!!!! *click on images*
Shocked to hear that there's a Female Condom? Check out our post on the female condom
To kick off October, we posted our fifth edition of In Case You Missed It....Hidden Stories From Around The World, check it out!
Laci Green: CONDOM TIPS FOR THE LADIES
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