FAQs About Sex

What should I discuss with my partner before engaging in sexual activities?

Consequences, infection statuses, comfortableness, safe-words, consent, sexual desires, sexual history, sensitivities

What is the best method of contraception to use?

It depends on your particular situation, body, comfortableness, and lifestyle.  Learn more about birth control methods here.

Why is birth control not the best option for preventing sexual transmitted diseases or infections?

Even with birth control, sexually transmitted diseases or infection could spread from engaging in sexual activities without using a condom.

Can I be infected with a sexually transmitted infection and be unaware about it?

Yes, both men and women can have and STI without having any knowledge about being infected.

Can I get pregnant from engaging in anal sex?

Yes you can due to the closeness of the anus and vaginal area.

What options do I have other than the pill contraceptive?

Contraceptives come in many shapes and form you have to find which one is the proper method for you. There is the sterilization, the patch, Intrauterine devices, and the implant.

If I am uncomfortable talking to my about sex, who can I talk to?

Peers, Clinic workers, doctors, sex therapists.

Does reproductive health education promote safe sex?

Learning about reproductive health can help individuals make choices about their bodies, partners, and action that will keep them sexually safe and happy.

During my pregnancy is it beneficial to have sex?

Yes, it is beneficial to have sex during pregnancy often Doctors encourage sex to ease the birthing process.

Where can I buy condoms?

Condoms are available at most convenience stores, markets, and clinics.

Which condoms are the best to use?

Depending on circumstances male latex condoms are best to use as contraceptives and STI prevention. Lambskin male condoms protect from pregnancy, but not STI’s. Female condoms are also useful to protect against pregnancy and STI’s.

What is the difference between viral and bacterial infections?

Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that thrive in many different types of environments. Viruses are even smaller than bacteria and require living hosts — such as people, plants or to multiply.

How many times can I get one or multiple STIs after diagnosis?

Once you get a sexually transmitted disease you can get it as many times as you engage in unprotected sexual activity with an infected partner.

Can HIV lead to aids?

HIV leads to AIDs when proper treatment is not taken place or no treatment at all.

How do I know if a condom has been tampered with before taking it out the package?

The package should have air inside you can check by putting pressure on the package before opening. Ensure the package does not have any holes before opening.