February 14th is my favorite holiday of the year: National Condom Day! (That other one is pretty cool, too.) Here are some quick tips about condoms for greater efficacy and pleasure:
1. Make sure you know how to use condoms correctly — always check the expiration date; pinch the tip of the condom while rolling it onto a penis to leave space to prevent breakage; hold onto the base of the condom when withdrawing. Got more questions? Learn more in this very comprehensive guide to condom use: http://www.avert.org/condom.htm
2. Lube prevents condom breakage and can make sex more enjoyable. There are many kinds to try, but make sure that you use only water- or silicone-based lubricant with condoms (oil-based lubes will destroy condoms).
3. Did you know you can make a dental dam from a condom? Learn how here: http://std.about.com/od/prevention/ht/dentaldamhowto.htm
Got more questions, or need any safer sex supplies? Stop by the office and chat with Jessica or one of the peer-eds! Also, remember that there is a basket of safer sex supplies outside the office for your more anonymous supply pickup needs.
If you’re on campus, stop by Butler Plaza from 11:30 AM – 4 PM for free info & hot cocoa, plus an opportunity to advocate for increased AIDS treatment funding! Check out the work that Student Global AIDS Campaign (CUSGAC) and GlobeMed are doing by stopping by tomorrow.