Basic, Educational Info about Safer Sex:
- The difference between safe sex and saf[ER] sex – a comprehensive approach explaining the difference and how one can minimize STD risk effectively.
- Prevention – When to use what, how to use it, etc. – all about how to reduce your risk of sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STIs and STDs).
- Practical guidelines and advice on STD prevention and safer sex when engaging in SM/BDSM play. Risk reduction, etiquette, lubricants, etc.
STD Prevention Perspectives:
- From going shopping with your partner to being ready, our contributor, Sexual Health Educator, Natasha Albury, MPH, talks about how to make safer sex fun
- The STD Project’s Jenelle Marie talks about common myths and misconceptions surrounding safer sex and STD prevention (lesbians & STDs, douching, etc.).
- Why condoms should be a part of everyone’s safer sex regimen regardless of sex. The responsibility is that of the individual having sex not just the man’s.
- A guest post from metanotherfrog.com talking about sex and STDs while being single and on the prowl: what one real person does to minimize risk.
- A guest post from Better2Know in the UK highlighting why sexual health, safer sex, and STI testing is still necessary in the over 50’s age groups.
Resources and Tools:
- A compilation post containing links about STD prevention: STD vaccines, safer sex practices, sexual activities and risk, safer sex and BDSM, etc.
- A guest post from Bedsider about STI prevention with condoms – everything you should know about using condoms and how they can prevent STIs.
- Debunking the myth: Why using lube reduces risk. How lube helps prevent STDs, how to use it correctly, and which kind to add to your tool kit.
- CloverUp Club – trendy safer sex + STD prevention right to your doorstep! A co-authored post about the newest and most affordable condom club on the market.
- A step-by-step guide from our friends at the National Coalition for Sexual Health on how to advocate for your sexual health
These resources are updated monthly (sometimes daily)! We come across new information and great resources while researching all of the time, but we don’t always catch everything. Should you have something you’d like to suggest we include on these pages, please let us know! We love to hear from our readers and want to include only the most relevant and reputable information available. You can make a suggestion via the STD Forum or privately on our contact form; either way works.
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