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An excellent (and very catchy) Indian video on the importance and use of condoms.
This video is a really interesting example of safe sex education from a different cultural context. This video would be a great place to start conversations around sexual health in global contexts, especially around barriers and challenges to changing sexual practices. It could also serve as a great introduction to conversations around condom use and sex education in Australian contexts.
Often simply referred to as a ‘condom’, the male or insertive condom is a readily available barrier method to prevent the spread of HIV and other STIs, as well as pregnancy. The condoms is most often rolled down over the penis before insertion – but can also be used during digital stimulation (fingering). Most are made of latex, but non-latex condoms are also available.
A substance used to make surfaces slippery. A vaginal lubricant may be helpful for women who feel pain during intercourse because of vaginal dryness. If using a lubricant with latex condoms, use one that is silicone or water-based (such as Wet Stuff or KY jelly), as oil can weaken the latex.
STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)
Any infection that is passed from person to person during sexual activity. Check out our STI information page for info on a range of STIs
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV damages the immune system leading to serious infections. See our STI information page for more on HIV.
For more key terms, visit our Glossary of Definitions page.