Other ways to have safer sex
A dental dam is a square piece of
latex available at most drop-in health
centres or clinics. Use a dental dam
when you go down (have
oral sex) on a woman if shes
on her period. If you cant find
a dental dam, you can use a condom.
Just unroll the condom, cut off the
top and bottom and cut it down the
side to make a square piece of latex.
It helps sometimes to stretch it out.
Or you can use plastic wrap (like
Glad Wrap). Remember, make sure there
are no cuts or rips in the material
you use because blood could get through.
Rimming, or licking the butt hole,
can be a high-risk activity for passing
on sexually transmitted infections,
also known as STIs. STIs are bugs
and bacteria you can pass on during
sex. Always use a barrier, cut-up
condom, dental dam or plastic wrap
(like Glad Wrap) to lower the risk.
This is when you put your fingers
or fist insider the vagina or butt
hole of another person. Remember,
since your fingers and hands are dry,
use lots of lube. This way it will
go in easier and there is less chance
of damage, especially to the butt
hole! Dont forget to go very
slowly! Wash your hands thoroughly
and wear latex gloves for protection,
just in case you have cuts (even hangnails
Vibrator used to rub
or vibrate different parts of your
Dildo - long like a penis
and usually used to put inside the
vagina or butt hole; it may or may
Anal Toys different
objects that are inserted into the
butt hole. (Make sure this is an approved
toy, dont use household objects
Strap On a special belt
that you can connect to a dildo; it
allows a woman to use the dildo to
fuck her partner.
People with certain physical disabilities
find that sex aids help to heighten
NEVER re-use sex toys on each other
without thoroughly washing them first!
They carry liquids from your crotch
and butt. Put a condom on the sex
toys if you are going to put the toy
into more than one person (change
the condom each time you have sex
with a different person). Clean sex
toys after with alcohol or hot, soapy
water. THIS IS A MUST!
Phone & Cyber Sex
Lots of people use the phone or Internet
for sex. This is called phone
sex or cyber sex.
During these conversations, people
have sex by describing
sex acts, masturbating at the same
time and/or sharing sexual fantasies.
If you do this you are not at risk
of passing HIV on to your partners.
BUT be careful about meeting strangers,
even if you feel like you know them
well from conversations you have had
on-line or on the phone.
How do I keep safe?
- Dont give out any important
personal information (even your
- If you are going to talk to a
person on the phone, use a cell
- If you decide to meet, make sure
you meet in a public place. Go out
for dinner, meet at the community
centre or at coffee shop.
- Give a friend your date's name
and number before you meet.
- If you decide to travel to another
city to meet someone for the first
time, stay in a hotel or with a