Safer sex just got sexier


The FC2 condom is a great alternative to the male, aka external, condom. The FC2 works for both male and female bodies, and it is often used for anal sex.
Have you ever used an internal condom like the FC2?

 

 

 

Safer sex — It’s kind of big deal


Communication can be tricky. Check out these sample conversations on how to make those “awkward” exchanges easier,  from Scarleteen.

Check out the video below for some very important tips on effective condom use.

Click here for a quiz that narrows down birth control options that might work well for you.

And here is a great idea from Sex Nerd Sandra. Come make your safer sex kit at Self Serve.

 

 

If you’re in Albuquerque and need to get tested, check out the Stanford Clinic on the University of New Mexico’s North Campus. The majority of their services are FREE. Click here for a PDF of their offered services. You can call them at 505.841.4100 or visit them at 1111 Stanford Dr. NE.

 

 

And finally, have a little fun with this Human Sexuality Map. Try it with a partner for some stimulating conversation.

 

Study: Practicing traditional gender roles in hetero sex may lead to more risky sex, low sexual confidence


A study published in Sex Roles journal by Lisa Rosenthal from Yale University investigates how perceived “normal” gender roles impact confidence in sexual situations and safer sex practices.

The study participants were 357 women and 126 men that were all undergraduates at a Northeastern U.S. university.  They all reported being heterosexual and sexually active. The study had participants fill out a survey on their sexual confidence and sexual assertiveness. There was also a bowl of female (aka internal) condoms placed in the cubicle with a sign that read: “Protect yourself and your partner. Please take some! Free Female Condoms.”Doggy style pegging

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