Safer sex practices like using condoms , birth control , correct lubricants , and considerate anal sex will keep you and your partner healthy and reduce uncomfortable side effects or unwanted outcomes. You can read more about each of these practices on this page. When used properly, a condom is very effective at reducing the risk of HIV and STI infections while also providing protection against unwanted pregnancy. There are two main types of condoms, penetrative condoms and internal condoms sometimes called "female condoms" — both are equally effective. Condoms are usually made of latex or polyurethane.
STD Hotlines, Sexual Health Hotlines – Help by Phone
Sex Sense - Options for Sexual Health
Our team of registered nurses, counsellors, and sex educators offer information and resources on sex, sexuality and sexual health, for people living in British Columbia and the Yukon, Canada. Please note : we may not be able to provide information and resources beyond these areas. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 a. Pacific Time.
Call safe-sex hotline, save endangered species
Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Safe sex includes using a condom or dental dam to ensure that you do not pass an infection on to your partner. The best way of protecting yourself against STIs is to have fewer sexual partners.
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