STIs, while usually treatable, are not exactly something you want to get if you can avoid it right? We still want to have sex but without so much anxiety about getting an STI. So how do we have sex while also protecting ourselves and our partners?
Condoms, gloves and dental dams are latex (though non-latex variants are also available) devices that create aphysical barrier between partners during sex. This barrier is what helps prevent STI transmission – so they help where other contraceptives like the rod or the pill do nothing to stop STIs.
They work when you use them properly
Condoms, dams and gloves are only effective when used properly – and believe it or not there is a right and a wrong way to use them. Our resources here will teach you how to use a condom or a dam, where to get them in Boorloo/Perth, Western Australia, and more!