No matter how careful you are, birth control methods sometimes fail. If it happens to you, don’t blame yourself.
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When Nakshatra goes out for a coffee with his mother, they’re both on the look-out for cute men. “Do you fancy that guy?” she’ll say.
Things haven’t always been this way. Growing up in a village, he became aware of his feelings aged 16. A year later, after a move to Mumbai, he told his parents he was gay. His mum said she wished he was dead.
Oral sex is all the rage, and that could be why some kinds of cancer are on the increase, say researchers from the University of Wisconsin.
During oral sex you can pass on the HPV virus. It’s better known for causing genital warts and cervical cancer, but it can also cause throat cancer.
“The cue ball should always be in between the cue and the pink ball. The same kind of protection you need between you and your partner.”
Safe sex art by artist duo Thukral and Tagra: a billiard game. The table is covered with a flower pattern - and the cue ball symbolises a condom.
NYC Condom Finder is a mobile phone app that helps you hunt for free condoms in New York City.
Natural birth control methods are the best way to prevent pregnancy, according to 23-year old Roman Catholic Stephanie Loayza.
Stephanie wants to open minds and hearts to new alternatives. She gives workshops on natural contraception for young people in her home country Peru.
Masturbation is a great way to have safe sex and a cheap way to save lives.
But countries who stand to gain the most from promoting it are often the ones where masturbation is the biggest taboo.
South Africa has its first pornographic film featuring an entirely black cast: Mapona – the title means ‘naked’ in the South African language Sesotho.
But pornography is still a serious taboo in South Africa. Up to now the few porn films made there have mainly used white actors. It seems black people just aren’t keen to strip for the camera.
The Pope has finally given the thumbs up to condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDs – but only in special cases. AIDS workers still say it’s a breakthrough.
Up to now the Pope has always said that Catholics shouldn’t use any kind of birth control, including condoms – even as a way to stop HIV infection.
If your partner makes excuses not to use a condom, be ready to explain the benefits – like preventing unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Make sure you're familiar with what a condom looks like, how to open the packet and how to put one on. Women can use a banana or carrot to practice.
You can practice how to talk about condoms. Prepare the reasons you want to use a condom so you’ll have your answers ready to tell your partner.
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