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3.02.2011

Happy Hump Day!

3.02.2011

Remember, you don't have to be having intercourse to put yourself at risk of STIs. Foreplay and oral sex also carry their own share of risks. Not all STIs require fluid exchange (crabs, scabies, herpes), and not all STIs have visible symptoms (HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea). There are many ways to be sexual without putting yourself in danger of pregnancy or infection. Use dental dams or condoms during oral sex, explore different sex toys, or try sensual massage. If you engage in vaginal or anal sex, use a condom and ensure you use it properly. Ladies, be sure to keep up with your birth control if prescribed. To ensure effectiveness it's important to to take your birth control pills at the same time everyday. In case of any accidents or errors in use, check with the Health Center or a pharmacy about emergency contraception. For more tips on safer sex stop by Levering from 11:30-1:30 pm today.

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