Correctly using male condoms and other barriers like female condoms and dental dams can reduce the risk of STDs, including HIV. To achieve the maximum protective effect, condoms must be used consistently and correctly throughout the entire sex act, from start (of sexual contact) to finish (after ejaculation).
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Conversations about Condom Use
“It is important to use condoms to protect yourself from STDs such as syphilis or gonorrhea. What do you know about STDs?”
- “How frequently are you using condoms and for what types of sex?”