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Jun 8

LGBTQ Safe Sex Practices

Posted By iamincontrol | June 8, 2017

You’ve probably heard about using condoms or birth control by now. A lot of what you have learned focuses on sex between a man and a woman, but what about people who identify as LGBTQ? Are there safe sex practices for men who have sex with men or women who have sex with women? The answer is: Yes, of course!

The goal in any type of safe sex is to make sure that fluids from your genitals (private parts) aren’t mixing with the genitals of your partner. Condoms are the best way to protect you, especially for men who have sex with men. Be honest with your partner about your sexual health history, so that you and your partner can make healthy choices together.

There are plenty of safe sex practices for women who have sex with women, too! Here is a link that describes different ways to stay safe: https://www.avert.org/learn-share/hiv-fact-sheets/women-who-have-sex-with-women

Sexually transmitted diseases are really serious and can happen to anyone! It doesn’t matter who you have sex with; you are still at risk. Educate yourself on the different ways to protect yourself.

To learn more about sexually transmitted infections, visit: http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/std.html?WT.ac=ctg#catstds

Sexually transmitted diseases are really serious and can happen to anyone! It doesn’t matter who you have sex with; you are still at risk. Educate yourself on the different ways to protect yourself.

To learn more about sexually transmitted infections, visit: http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/std.html?WT.ac=ctg#catstds