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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 oral, vaginal/frontal hole or anal intercourse (fucking, humping). Movies, TV and porn often show oral, vaginal or anal sex as the main or only ways 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.

  • Antibiotics for STIs

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