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
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
- lasts longer than water-based lube
- best for anal sex
- usually a water-based lube with flavor added, often contains sugar
- best for oral sex, especially when using a condom
: 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.
Sexual Health in BristolCondom links
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:
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.
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.
(For the 100 condom order)
(Check the Mates condoms).
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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.
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.
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.For more information on HIV and other STIs, check this thread!