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  • Condoms

    There are external condoms (sometimes called “male” condoms) and internal condoms (sometimes called “female” condoms). When used properly, they can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy.

  • Dental dams and other barriers

    A dental dam is a piece of thin latex that is placed over the vagina/internal genitals or anus during oral sex. It can also be called a latex barrier/sheet, latex dam, oral dam or sheet.

  • Douching

    Douching comes from the French word ‘douche’ which means ‘to wash’. Douching means to clean a body cavity like a vagina/internal genitals or rectum with water. People may choose to douche for a variety of reasons, including medical or hygienic reasons.

  • Emergency contraception

    Emergency contraception (EC) is used to prevent pregnancy after penetrative intercourse (penis in vagina) when no protection was used or when worried that the method of birth control used didn't work. There are two main types: a one-time pill, sometimes called the ‘morning after' pill or a copper IUD.

  • Epididymitis

    Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis, which is the tube that joins a testicle with the vas deference. It has many causes, but sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the most common. Epididymitis can often be cured with antibiotics.

  • Fisting

    Fisting (fist-fucking, handballing) involves penetrating the vagina/internal genitals or anus with the entire hand. Fisting is a slow, gentle process that needs plenty of communication and trust.

  • Fluid bond

    A fluid bond is when partners make an intentional decision to have unprotected sex.

  • 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.

  • Gender glossary

    A list of different terms related to gender and their definitions.

  • Gender identity & expression

    Gender is a concept that can be broken down into three categories: gender identity, gender expression, and physical sex. Gender is not fixed and can change over time.

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