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  • Alcohol and drugs

    Alcohol and drugs can affect the decisions you make. But even when you are intoxicated, you can still make choices that keep you safer.

  • Alternatives to intercourse

    There are lots of sexual things that feel good and do not involve intercourse (fucking, humping). Movies, TV, and porn often show penetrative sex as the main or only way to have sex. People are led to think that other kinds of sex don’t count as ‘real’ sex.

  • Anal play

    Anal play (anal sex) is sexual stimulation of the anus and rectum. Anal play can include external stimulation of the anus with fingers, toys or mouth, or penetration with fingers, toys or a penis/external genitals.

  • Antibiotics for STIs

    Antibiotics are used to cure sexually transmitted infections (STIs) caused by bacteria such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of the naturally-occurring, healthy bacteria found in the vagina or internal genitals. When conditions change, certain bacteria can increase and create symptoms. Infections can only occur in a vagina/internal genitals. BV can be treated with antibiotics.

  • BDSM & Kink

    Some forms of sexuality involve playing with power, sensation, or fetish. This type of sexuality is often referred to as kink. Other terms for this kind of play include ‘BDSM’, ‘fetish’, ‘leather,’ ‘kinky sex’, ‘the scene’ or ‘the lifestyle’.

  • Birth control

    Birth control, also called contraception, is used to prevent pregnancy or plan the timing of pregnancy.

  • Cervicitis

    Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix. The cervix is a narrow passage that connects the vagina or internal genitals and the uterus. Cervicitis has many causes, but sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the most common. Cervicitis can usually be cured with antibiotics.

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Infections can occur in the penis or external genitals, vagina or internal genitals, anus, throat, and eye. The bacteria can also be found in body fluids such as semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluids, and anal fluids.

  • Coming out

    "Coming out" is a termed used when a person tells others that they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.