Wellness Programs


Start Talking... About Sex

Thinking about becoming sexually active?

Remember, communication is key! It's important to talk about sex with one another before it actually happens... don't let sex "just happen."
Below are some questions that can help you start the conversation with one another.



Pre Sex Discussion
  • Have you been sexually active?
  • If so, have you been tested? When was the last time you were tested?
  • Will you go to get tested with me?
  • What are your feelings for me?
  • How will sex change our relationship?
  • What are your limitations and expectations?
  • If we have sex will you tell someone?
  • What is our plan of protection for unintended pregnancies and STDs?
  • If something unplanned did happen, what would we do?
  • Are we ready for this next step?
Think it over...
If you can't talk about sex with one another, are you truly ready for it?

 


Emergency Contraception Pill
(aka: EC, the Morning After pill, or Plan B)

You may want EC if:

  • You were forced to have unprotected vaginal sex, or were raped.
  • The condom you were using slipped off or broke and your partner ejaculated inside your vagina.

Important Facts about EC:

  • EC is birth control-- not abortion. The hormones contained in EC prevent a woman's ovaries from releasing eggs--pregnancy cannot happen if there are no eggs to join the sperm.
  • It can be taken (started) up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse.
  • EC reduces the risk of pregnancy by 89% when started within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected intercourse.
  • EC does not protect you from STDs-- it's important to be tested regularly to be sure no STDs were contracted during the unprotected intercourse.

 

Simple Steps for Correct Condom Use...We've Gotcha Covered!

  • Check expiration date.
  • Open the package carefully.
  • Pinch air from the tip with your thumb and forefinger.
  • Place the rolled up condom against the end of the hard penis.
  • With your other hand, unroll it down to the base of the penis. If you have a foreskin, pull it back before rolling on the condom.
  • You may want to add more water based lubricant to the outside of the condom. This reduces the risk of the condom breaking. Never use oil based lubricants!
  • Right after finishing: hold the rim of the condom tightly at the base of the penis and pull out before the penis becomes soft. Try not to spill semen.
  • Throw away used condom. Wash up! Never reuse a condom!

*Put the condom on before your penis goes into your partner’s body, not just right before ejaculation.*

 

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