Safer sex is any kind of sexual activity that reduces the chances of becoming infected with HIV or transmitting HIV, or other sexually transmitted blood borne infections (STBBIs).
Many activities – such as hugging, kissing, massage and touching – are completely safe for HIV transmission. No one has ever gotten or passed on HIV from these sexual activities. However, it’s possible to get or pass on certain other STBBIs from these activities.
Anal or vaginal sex without a condom is an easy way to become infected, or to pass on HIV and other STBBIs. These activities are considered “high risk” sexual activities for HIV transmission. They can be made much safer by using a condom and water-based lubricant.
For other sexual activities, the chances of getting, or passing on HIV are small. These activities (like oral sex) are considered “low risk” for HIV.
For more information about Safer Sex please take a look at the Safer Sex Guide. http://librarypdf.catie.ca/PDF/ATI-20000s/26536.pdf
We provide condoms and lube free of charge to any individual engaging in sexual activity. Stop by our office at 844a Princess Street, Kingston to pick some up.
The videos below were created by the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance, and are not safe for work. More videos and information can be found at www.thesexyouwant.ca
This video on Condoms was created by the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance, and is not safe for work.
This video on Undetectable Viral Load was created by the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance, and not safe for work.
This video on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) was created by the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance, and not safe for work.
This video on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) was created by the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance, and not safe for work.