Have The Talk!….Talking with your partner about sexuallytransmitted infections is the first step tohaving safer sex.
Topics to Discuss: Previous Are alcohol/drugs partners/how many involved when we Has either of us have sex? ever been Safer sex practices tested/screened for What types of an STI? precautions can we Have our previous take? partners ever had an STI?
Know Your Risk Sexual Activity Type of Risk Receiving Anal Intercourse High Risk Vaginal Intercourse High Risk Oral Sex Medium Risk Rimming (Licking Partner’s Medium Risk Anus) Dildos/Sex Toys Lower Risk Deep Manual Sex and Finger Lower Risk Play Water Sports (Urinating on Lower Risk Partner)
Top 10 Safer Sex Tips1. Bring your own condom.2. Role play safer sex conversations with friends.3. Create limits in advance.4. Avoid getting too drunk or high.5. Make safer sex part of sex.6. Don’t rush into higher risk activities.7. If you feel unsafe, seek the help of a professional.8. Choose responsible partners.9. Work toward talking openly about safer sex with friends and partners.10. Don’t feel bad about yourself if you find this difficult.
Protection “Male condoms, used on the penis during vaginal and anal intercourse and oral sex, are the most accessible and best-known barrier protection.” (Our Bodies, Ourselves, 2011)
Sex Education Tips Offer age-appropriate information. Cooperate with young people. Help young people to clarify their values. Help young people to develop communication skills. Provide medically-accurate information. Have clear goals. Focus on specific behaviors related to the goals. Address psychosocial risk factors. Respect community values.
Discussion Question: Do you think sex education should be taught in schools?