Public Service Announcement: Safe Sex

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Public Service Announcement: Safe Sex

Unread postby Bourdain » 21st December, 2012, 5:11 am

Hello, seeing as most people are under 18 in this forum, you might not know where to get cheap or free condoms, this might be a good start, if you have started being sexually active it's best to keep yourself protected from the dangers. If you haven't started being sexually active it's best if you know what's coming and how to get yourself ready while staying protected.

First of all, why have safe sex?
You're probably asking yourself, "Oh why do I even want to have safe sex? Bareback is so much better and I don't have to worry about getting my partner pregnant, so why even bother?"

Having unprotected sex is a serious health hazard, it's possible to transmit sexually transmitted diseases. For example HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, Syphilis, HPV, etc etc. It is very important to use protection. Having sex even with your partner should be done with protection. HIV and other STIs can take several months to show up on tests, during that period you will show up as negative but still be able to transmit diseases. It is very very important to keep yourself protected, you never ever know if the guy you're having sex with has diseases or not, it sometimes doesn't show up until very late, so it's best to get yourself tested regularly: http://goo.gl/maps/vZ9JH

Brenden wrote:For HIV transmission, the risk for bottoming is 50 per 10,000 exposures (1 in 200), while the risk for topping is 6.5 per 10,000 exposures (1 in 1,500). That means the risk of transmission is 7.7 times greater for the bottom. [source]


I will mainly focus on condoms.

It is possible to get condoms for REALLY cheap in the US and UK in large bulks. These condoms follow safety standards and can be used as regular store bought condoms. You can get (or used to be) free condoms in your local plan parenthood section of a clinic, if you feel comfortable, go ahead.

Please get condoms that fit your size, if they're too big they may slip out during intercourse, if they're too small they may rip. Do NOT use condoms that have gone past their shelf date, aka expiration date. The latex may be very weakened and it may break during intercourse, there are some types of lube you should and should not use. For example, it's best if you use a lot water-based lubricant as it won't degrade the condom as fast and tens to be much safer.

The three main types of lube are:

Water-Based
  • rinses off easily from skin and fabric
  • cheaper and easier to find than silicone-based lube
Silicone-Based
  • lasts longer than water-based lube
  • best for anal sex
Flavored
  • usually a water-based lube with flavor added, often contains sugar
  • best for oral sex, especially when using a condom

DO: use lube for anal sex.... every time!
Lube is a must for anal sex. Since the anus is not self-lubricating, anal sex without lube is painful and risky. Friction during anal sex can cause tears to the tissue, increasing risk of STIs, including HIV. To reduce tearing and increase pleasure, apply lube (and a condom) before penetration, and reapply as needed.

DON'T: use an oil-based product as lube during sex.
Oil-based products rapidly degrade latex condoms, putting you at risk for STIs and unplanned pregnancy. Oil-based products include Vaseline, baby oil, olive oil, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and hand or body lotion. As a rule of thumb, do not use any cooking or beauty products as lube; only use products specifically designed for sex.

DO: use silicone-based lube during anal sex.
Because the anus and rectum absorb water, silicone-based lube lasts longer than water-based lube. If the only lube available to you is water-based lube, use it and reapply often.

STIs aren't the only issue regarding unsafe sex; unprotected anal sex can lead to urinary tract infections due to the residual faecal matter. There are also recent links between unprotected oral and anal sex leading to an increased risk of developing mouth and anal cancers.

Condoms in the UK

In the UK, anyone can get free condoms from a Contraceptive and Sexual Health (CASH) (formerly known as Family Planning) or Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics. They would have to see a Health Care Assistant (HCA) or specialist nurse, but would otherwise be given free condoms.

Anyone between 14 and 24 can also sign-up for something called a C-Card (Condom Card), which allows them to simply pick up a packet of 3, 6, or 12 condoms each week from any place displaying the C-Card logo (namely CASH/GUM clinics). The amount you can get depends on your age and whether you're sexually active. They offer a choice of condoms; regular, flavoured, ribbed/dotted, large, snug, feather, sensitive (doesn't have spermicide), and latex-free. Lubricant can also be requested (it's not usually offered by the health care professional due to higher costs), but it's anyone's guess what you'll get.

Joe wrote:Sexual Health in Bristol

REMEMBER THAT SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL UNLESS THE STAFF BELIEVE YOU TO BE AT RISK, IN WHICH CASE THEY MAY HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE ABOVE THEM, BUT THIS WILL BE DISCUSSED WITH YOU AND WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANYONE WHO DOES NOT ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO KNOW.

In Bristol, sexual health services for young people are managed by a branch of the NHS called 4YP, which stand for 'For Young People'. 4YP have a distinctive logo:

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This is displayed in pharmacies, doctor's surgeries, the GUM clinic in the City Centre, some youth clubs and some colleges. Anywhere you see this you can pick up a chlamydia test (a shiny blue packet for males and a shiny pink one for females) and a packet of condoms. This packet normally contains eight condoms and two sachets of lube. There are normally a mix which equates to roughly 4 standard, two flavoured, a ribbed or dotted one and an extra safe. Lube-wise, there are normally two packets of plain lube.

You can go into any 4YP Doctor's Practice and ask for a drop in. They will normally see you within 15 minutes, and your consultation normally lasts 15 minutes, but can be as long as it needs to be.

You can talk to them about anything, as long as it's sex or relationships related. You can register for a C-Card, which is a condom card, as explained by Reitou Sakura above. Differently though, you can use it as many times as you need to in one period. There are ten empty squares, which get filled in as you use it. When asking for a C-Card, you are given something called 'the condom teach', in which they show you how to properly use a condom, explain sexual health to you and try to dispel any obvious myths. The condom teach is simple and easy to understand so ensure you ask away!

There's a link to the website below.

http://www.4ypbristol.co.uk/

Just remember, the key to good sexual wellbeing rests with you.


Condom links
They will come in discrete packages and will NOT have any condom or sex related work on the package, it will not also show up in your credit card history any condom related word, but instead as a company.

America:
http://www.condomusa.com/4dollar.asp (For the 100 condom order)

United Kingdom:
http://www.freedoms-shop.nhs.uk/ (Check the Mates condoms).

Brazil:
Eryx wrote:http://www.buscape.com.br/preservativo.html
http://www.sitedacompra.com.br/departam ... vo-Blowtex

Free condoms are offered in clubs, concerts, public squares, schools and malls... I have over 50 condoms to spend with my boyfriend... We paid for two. :P


Worldwide:
Adam & Eve sex shop, they offer condoms for a real cheap price. At checkout type in the code DV to get 50% off anything with free shipping, so condoms get super cheap.

PS: PM me where you can get free condoms or cheap condoms so I can add the information here.



----------Health Clinics----------
http://goo.gl/maps/RgPd9


It's very affordable and it will last you a long time, it's a really small price for such a large order.

How to put on a condom.
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For more information on HIV and other STIs, check this thread!
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby hamid95 » 21st December, 2012, 5:13 am

Good job with informing the users about STI's and safe sex, Bou :thumbsup:
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Freny » 21st December, 2012, 5:30 am

This was so far one of the smartests posts I´ve seen. :oface: It is important keep our members aware of the risks of having unprotected sex.

I live in Mozambique, where HIV is on the top 5 list of our country deseases. Although we have advertisements everywhere around our cities, the scenario haven´t changed :/

Plus some of the gay couples think they don´t need to use the condom, since they can´t get pregnant. They´re wrong...a small bleeding, during your act, will be more than enough to put an end in your peacefull life, so play it safe.
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Avelice » 21st December, 2012, 5:34 am

All wrong. Safe sex is not having sex at all, because you will get pregnant and die. Don't have sex in the missionary position and don't have sex standing up. Just don't do it.
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby hamid95 » 21st December, 2012, 5:42 am

Avelice wrote:All wrong. Safe sex is not having sex at all, because you will get pregnant and die. Don't have sex in the missionary position and don't have sex standing up. Just don't do it.


In fact: read the quoted signature.
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Freny » 21st December, 2012, 5:44 am

Avelice wrote:All wrong. Safe sex is not having sex at all, because you will get pregnant and die. Don't have sex in the missionary position and don't have sex standing up. Just don't do it.


If Im not wrong that´s called vow of abstinence o_o Oh...and safe sex was developed to avoid pregnancy and STD´s
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Bourdain » 21st December, 2012, 5:52 am

Freny wrote:
Avelice wrote:All wrong. Safe sex is not having sex at all, because you will get pregnant and die. Don't have sex in the missionary position and don't have sex standing up. Just don't do it.


If Im not wrong that´s called vow of abstinence o_o Oh...and safe sex was developed to avoid pregnancy and STD´s

He's quoting a famous movie called Mean Girl http://youtu.be/tpCvnBrjAhQ

Also, do you know where in Mozambique you can get free condoms or cheap ones? Do they have any website in these posters you see outside?
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Freny » 21st December, 2012, 6:02 am

Bourdain wrote:
Freny wrote:
Avelice wrote:All wrong. Safe sex is not having sex at all, because you will get pregnant and die. Don't have sex in the missionary position and don't have sex standing up. Just don't do it.


If Im not wrong that´s called vow of abstinence o_o Oh...and safe sex was developed to avoid pregnancy and STD´s

He's quoting a famous movie called Mean Girl http://youtu.be/tpCvnBrjAhQ

Also, do you know where in Mozambique you can get free condoms or cheap ones? Do they have any website in these posters you see outside?


Oh LOL

I don´t think there´s a place where you can get condoms for free. You must buy them from the stores for a reasonable price, but most of the lower citizens can´t afford them.
Usually during the campains, you can get free condoms.
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Cody » 21st December, 2012, 9:41 am

So bring a condom when i come to Lisbon Bou? :D
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Bourdain » 21st December, 2012, 11:56 am

Bardock wrote:So bring a condom when i come to Lisbon Bou? :D

Suit up baby.

I should actually buy a batch of them, but then they'd probably all mould up. You know me, all crazy with the boys.
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Burns » 21st December, 2012, 2:12 pm

This thread should be stickied. Lack of sexual education is a big problem in some places.
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Will » 21st December, 2012, 3:56 pm

Citizen Bourdain takes it upon himself to educate the youth. Good work! :awesome:
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Re: Safe sex

Unread postby Bourdain » 21st December, 2012, 4:10 pm

SunOMonay wrote:Citizen Bourdain takes it upon himself to educate the youth. Good work! :awesome:

I've always been up to educate kids to protect themselves. It riddles me silly how uneducated some people can be about their safety. If I can help them, then the better.
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Re: Public Service Announcement: Safe Sex

Unread postby Jeremy_Kiwi » 22nd January, 2013, 10:54 pm

Very detailed and informative. However it might also be useful to add in a warning against using condoms with things such as baby oil which can break down a condom.
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Re: Public Service Announcement: Safe Sex

Unread postby Bourdain » 26th January, 2013, 6:28 pm

Jeremy_Kiwi wrote:Very detailed and informative. However it might also be useful to add in a warning against using condoms with things such as baby oil which can break down a condom.

Added a section with lube information, thanks :D
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Re: Public Service Announcement: Safe Sex

Unread postby cody94 » 14th February, 2013, 4:03 pm

Stay safe:



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Re: Public Service Announcement: Safe Sex

Unread postby Clichekhfan » 20th February, 2013, 7:01 pm

Are there any other STDs u can get vaccines for besides hep?
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Re: Public Service Announcement: Safe Sex

Unread postby Gator » 28th February, 2013, 5:36 am

Clichekhfan wrote:Are there any other STDs u can get vaccines for besides hep?


You can get HPV vaccines, they are recommend for women and gay males.

"Homosexual men should definitely consider it, as some surveys suggest they may be up to 17 times more likely than straight men to get anal cancer associated with HPV (though both gay and straight men are equally at-risk for throat cancer related to HPV)."

HPV is seriously common, its believed about 50% of adults have it and some sources claim up to 80% may, and most new cases are people in their mid 20's and younger.

So if you can get it before the start of sexual activity thats great. Even if you have it, getting it helps to prevent other strains apparently.
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