Sexual Health Information
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases that can be transmitted through body contact during sex. They are caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites. They can also be known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or by their old name Venereal Diseases (VD). There are at least 25 different sexually transmitted diseases. What they all have in common is that they can be spread by sexual contact, including vagina, anal and oral sex. Condoms can prevent all of the above diseases, as long as they are worn throughout intercourse. Also condoms provide very good protection against unwanted pregnancies.
How to put on a condom
Open the condom package at one corner being careful not to tear the condom with your fingernails, your teeth, or through being too rough. Make sure the package and condom appear to be in good condition, and check that if there is an expiry date that the date has not passed.
Place the rolled condom over the tip of the hard penis, and if the condom does not have a reservoir top, pinch the tip of the condom enough to leave a half inch space for semen to collect. If the man is not circumcised, then pull back the foreskin before rolling on the condom.
Pinch the air out of the condom tip with one hand and unroll the condom over the penis with the other hand. Roll the condom all the way down to the base of the penis, and smooth out any air bubbles. (Air bubbles can cause a condom to break).