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February 7, 2014 12:02 pm

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February 4, 2014 8:19 am

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Anonymous: Are there other kinds of condoms and how to you know the size of a condom to use

Hi anon,

Check out this FAQ from our website on the different kinds of condoms there are!

In terms of size, most regular condoms fit most penises. Condoms are very elastic and stretch to fit average sized penises. The average adult penis is 5-7 inches in length. Rarely, someone will require an extra-large condom. Trying on condoms before someone engages in sexual behaviors with a partner is a good way to figure out what condom works best for them.

I hope this helps.


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January 30, 2014 1:29 pm

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December 24, 2013 9:38 am
Have a very happy and safe holiday everyone!

Have a very happy and safe holiday everyone!


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December 17, 2013 2:31 pm

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Anonymous: I'm kind of nervous about having sex with my boyfriend for fear that something can happen. In my state, we are both old enough to consent and it's legal. I guess my questions were just that.. he's only been with one other person before, both of them were virgins. It was a one time thing. I'm a virgin now, but is there any way that a disease can still be caught? Also, even though we would use a condom, what are the chances of something going wrong or happening? -- thankss -- Ali

Hi Ali,

Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex, and some STDs like herpes and HPV can be transmitted through genital-to-genital skin contact. STDs can also be picked up by infants either during birth or, with HIV, during breastfeeding.

The only way to know for sure if someone has an STD is to be tested. So if you are concerned about STDs you and your partner may want to go to a local free or low-cost and confidential clinic near you. You can find a clinic near you here.

Condoms are 98-percent effective with perfect use at preventing pregnancy and are highly effective at preventing the transmission of STDs. But, if preventing pregnancy is also a concern for you—not just preventing STDs—then you may want to ask the local clinic or consider using a form of birth control to back up the condom when it comes to pregnancy. Only condoms prevent the transmission of STDs though.

Make sure you know all the steps to using a condom. Learn more about birth control. And this FAQ on deciding to have sex may be helpful for you as well.

I hope this helps.


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November 19, 2013 2:18 pm

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November 11, 2013 3:01 pm
Doge knows about condoms & safer sex. Reblog if you know how to use a condom, too!

Doge knows about condoms & safer sex. Reblog if you know how to use a condom, too!

(Source: sexetc.org)


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November 5, 2013 8:19 am

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Anonymous: hi, i took anti biotics to treat a uti. finished yesterday, sunday.. im also on the pill.. how long do you think for it to become effective again? I plan on having sex maybe friday/saturday.

Hi anon,

That depends on your pill and the type of birth control you are on. You should talk to the doctor or health care provider who prescribed your birth control pill.

You can always use a back-up method of birth control though. Hormonal birth control doesn’t prevent the transmission of STDs, so it’s a good idea to use a condom along with hormonal birth control. Condoms are 99-percent effective with perfect use at preventing pregnancy and are highly effective at preventing the transmission of STDs. Learn how to use a condom here.

I hope this helps.


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October 31, 2013 12:01 pm

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October 30, 2013 8:15 am

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Anonymous: I've heard before how masturbating is healthy, and I've tried it multiple times, and cannot seem to orgasm. Also, my boyfriend has tried (not through legit intercourse, but by oral and fingering because I'm still a little less than a year underage) and still nothing. Is there something wrong with me?

Hi anon,

Masturbating is normal and healthy, as is not masturbating. Some people enjoy masturbation and others do not. Masturbating can be done by stroking or rubbing the clitoris and vulva and possibly inserting fingers into the vagina in females, but every one is different and likes and enjoys different things. You just may not have figured out what you like yet. It can take time to figure it out.

On another note, oral sex can transmit STDs so you and your partner may want to consider using condoms and/or dental dams when engaging in oral sex. Learn about dental dams here and how to use condoms here.

Also, you don’t say how old your partner is, and I’m not sure what you mean by underage, but you may want to check out the laws relating to consent in your state. You can check out Sex in the States here.

I hope this helps.


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October 24, 2013 3:00 pm

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October 2, 2013 8:50 am

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Anonymous: Hi, I was on Tri Sprintec since June because my insurance expired and couldn't get Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo like my doc prescribed.. It is now September and i'm on Ortho Tri. now (new insurance) will it be ok to have sex, say this friday/sat?

Hi anon,

That really depends on how long you’ve been taking your birth control pill, what dosage it is and where you on in your menstrual cycle. You should talk to the health care provider who prescribed your birth control pill to see if the pill is fully effective yet.

But, if you do want to have sex, you can always use a backup method, like a condom. Hormonal birth control is great, but it doesn’t protect against STDs. Condoms are 98-percent effective at preventing pregnancy with perfect use and are highly effective at preventing the transmission of STDs.

Learn how to use a condom.

I hope this helps!


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September 16, 2013 2:00 pm
It’s Global Female Condom Day! Reblog and raise awareness of the female condom—an unsung sexual health heroine!
Learn more about female condoms and how they work.

It’s Global Female Condom Day! Reblog and raise awareness of the female condom—an unsung sexual health heroine!

Learn more about female condoms and how they work.

(Source: genderhealth.org)


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