Safe Sex

7 Myths About Condom Effectiveness

With Valentine’s Day approaching and many organizations, businesses, and commercials talking about Love, we wanted to clear a up a few myths.  We feel it is important to get all the information possible before making a decision about becoming sexually active or engaging sexually with a new or untested partner. So how do you protect yourself and what information should you consider?

There are lots of options out there for contraception with the most readily available being condoms.  You may have been given information about condoms or even been provided with condoms for free at school or at your doctor’s office. read more

Dispelling the Myths About “Safe Sex”

Dispelling the Myths About “Safe Sex”

There is no such thing as “safe sex.” If you are sexually active, you run the risk of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)*, or becoming pregnant, regardless of how “safe” you are.

American culture has been selling the lie that people can practice “safer-sex” with limited physical or emotional repercussions. But, they can only guarantee safersex, not foolproof, perfectly dependable “safe-sex.” What they are not telling you is that any type of sexual activity, including or excluding intercourse, puts you at a high risk for receiving a sexually transmitted infection or disease. While contraception has been presented as ways to create a “safe” environment for sex, the level of security that they offer are often over-exaggerated. read more