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Polyurethane + Lubricant Safety

Is it safe to use any lubricant with a polyurethane condom? The Trojan packaging says not to use anything, but I really need something else to feel comfortable using them. Short Answer You need to be careful which type of lubricant you pick because most lubricants are incompatible with polyurethane condoms. Fortunately, there are a […]

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I’ve given someone an STI … what do I tell previous partners?

I’ve infected someone with an STI. Should I inform an ex-partner who gave me unprotected oral sex once? There was a definite mixing of secretions. Is there anything that this former partner could do now that would help? It’s important to tell your ex-partner that you found out that you have a Sexually Transmitted Infection […]

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Is it safe sex to give a hand job?

Does a “hand job” pose any risk of STI transmission? It seems harmless. This is common in massage places and in casual sex these days. Sorry, but the “hand-to-penis connection” is a easy way to get some undesirable infections. Three scenarios: Imagine that you have little tears in your skin from washing too many dishes […]

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Why lesbians should use barriers during sex with new partners

Why do I need to use barriers? I’m a lesbian! So you’re a lesbian. Do you think that lesbians don’t transmit infections to each other? Humans transmit infections back and forth regardless of gender. Eighty percent of lesbians have at one time in their lives been intimate with men. Serial monogamy (being in one long-term […]

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Why not use K-Y Jelly or Vaseline as a lubricant

Do Not Use Vaseline Oil in the Vagina. Vaseline is an oil based petroleum product that is very difficult to naturally clear out of the vaginal space. It can cause something similar to vaginal acne, and can cause or intensify yeast infections if you get them fairly often. In addition, if you are using latex […]