Safer Sex

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), consistent and correct use of male latex condoms can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of a sexually transmitted disease. To achieve the maximum protective effect, condoms must be used both consistently and correctly. Inconsistent use can lead to a person contracting an STD because transmission can occur with a single act of intercourse with an infected partner. The most reliable ways to avoid transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are to abstain from sexual activity or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. However, many infected persons may be unaware of their infections because STDs are often asymptomatic or unrecognized.
Condoms
  1. Condom Facts

    In order for a condom to be effective, it must be used before any type of sexual encounter/act, from beginning to end.

  2. History of Condoms

    View an online resource discussing the history of condoms.

  3. Negotiation Skills

    Learn some negotiation skills to use when a partner is trying to discourage use.

  4. Types of Condoms

    There is a condom for everyone!

  5. Using a Condom Correctly

    Learn how to use a condom correctly.