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  • Compulsive sex

    Compulsive sex is a term that refers to frequent or constant sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviours that get in the way of day-to-day life. ‘Sex addiction’ is another term that is sometimes also used.

  • Condoms

    Condoms, when used properly, can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy. Condoms can be bought at most drug stores, corner stores and grocery stores. Health clinics, youth clinics, and sexual health clinics often have free condoms available to the public.

  • Dental dams and other barriers

    Dental dams and medical gloves are a good way to lower the chance of getting or passing STIs and other infections. These are available in pharmacies, medical supply stores, sex shops and sexual health clinics. Supplies can also be ordered online.

  • Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI)

    Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is a complication that can happen when gonorrhea is not treated. It is sometimes called the "arthritis-dermatitis syndrome", because when the bacteria spread to other parts of the body it can cause joint pain and/or skin lesions.

  • Emergency contraception

    Emergency contraception (ECP) is used to prevent pregnancy after sex when you didn't use protection or are worried that your birth control didn't work. It is sometimes called the ‘morning after pill’.

  • Epididymitis

    Epididymitis is an inflammation of the tube that joins the testicle with the vas deferens. This happens most often in men under age 35 and is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection. If men over the age of 35 get epididymitis, it is not usually caused by an STI. Less than 1% of men with an STI will get epididymitis.

  • Female condom

    When used properly, the internal (female) condom protects against unplanned pregnancy and STIs, including HIV.

  • Fisting

    Fisting (fist-fucking, handballing) involves penetrating a vagina or anus with the entire hand.

  • Fluid bond

    In some monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, partners may feel comfortable and safe enough with each other that they decide to have unprotected sex. This agreement can be called a fluid bond because these partners now exchange body fluids.

  • Gay and bisexual men's resources

    If you identify as a gay or bisexual man, there are some resources that you may be interested in.

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