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This short video is a great illustration of the work YEAH does to promote safe sex with young people, and the importance of involving the voices of young people in sexual health and education messages.
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 water-based (such as Wet Stuff or KY jelly), as oil can weaken the latex. Silicone lube can also be used with latex condoms – but not with silicone toys, so you should always use water-based lubricant.
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
For more key terms, visit our Glossary of Definitions page.