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Youth Blog – Tips to Avoid Getting Bored with Condoms

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18th October

Getting frustrated using condoms? Sex with condoms can be amazing, once you know what works for you.



Youth Blog – How to Communicate about Sexual Health with an HIV-Positive Partner

Posted by Brian F. in Featured, Life & HIV, Youth Blog. No Comments

13th October

Excited about a potential partner, but worried because they’re HIV positive? Tips on how to talk about sex and health.



Youth Blog–Syphilis on the Rise: What Do You Need to Know?

Posted by Krystal in Featured, Sexual Health, Youth Blog. No Comments

24th November

Think syphilis is a thing of the past? We discuss symptoms, prevention, treatment, and why it matters for men who have sex with men.



Youth Blog–Ask an Expert: Should Girls Who Have Sex with Other Girls Worry about Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Posted by Kathryn Macapagal in Ask an Expert, Featured, Sexual Health, Youth Blog. No Comments

29th July

Think you are at low risk for STIs if you don’t have sex with guys? Check out this month’s Ask an Expert!



Youth Blog—What’s the Deal with Herpes?

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16th July

Herpes is one of the most common STIs, but many people with herpes don’t know they have it. So what do you need to know to protect yourself?



Youth Blog—What You Should Know about Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

22nd January

These two sexually transmitted infections are common and curable, but easy to miss without getting tested.



Is oral sex safer sex?

21st July

The answer might be more complicated than you think. Our newest video talks about the benefits and risks of oral sex, including what you need to know to protect yourself and your partners.

Please note:  Any statistical data cited in our videos is accurate at the time of publishing.



Young Women’s Sexual Health Video – NEW from IMPACT Program!

9th May

Are you sex smart? We’ve already shared some safer sex tips in our male condom and lube videos. Now, you can check out our women’s sexual health video to learn about other tools you can use to protect yourself from HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancies. We’ll walk you through the different safer sex outfits that you can wear on your next date, no matter who it’s with!

Please note:  Any statistical data cited in our videos is accurate at the time of publishing.



Which lube is right for me?

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Sexual Health, Video, Youth Blog. Comments Off on Which lube is right for me?

28th February

We received such a great response from our condom video. Many of you also had questions about lube, so we decided to make a video to share some information about lube choices that are safe to use with condoms.

DuBois, S. N., Emerson, E., & Mustanski, B. (2010). Condom-Related Problems Among a Racially Diverse Sample of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS & Behavior. http://www.springerlink.com/content/9w74379505567502/

Please note:  Any statistical data cited in our videos is accurate at the time of publishing.



It’s not just if you use a condom, its how you use a condom.

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Research Blog, Sexual Health, Video, Youth Blog. 2 comments

10th January

We just published result of a study showing 95% of young men who have sex with men (MSM) make errors when using condoms. So what were some of the most common errors made by young MSM? 59% did not squeeze air out of the condom, 42% used an oil-based lube, and 25% started having sex before they put on the condom.  These kinds of errors increased condom breakage and slippage. In other words, if you don’t use condoms correctly they don’t work as well to protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. When used correctly condoms are very effective at preventing HIV.

We created a video to show you how to use a condom the right way, starring our own Steve Du Bois, MA. Help us spread the word about how to use condoms the right way by clicking … Read More »






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