Safer Sex & Condom Skills

Goal To empower participants with the knowledge, and skills to make positive health choices regarding the use of prophylactics, safer sex practices, negotiating and communicating the use of protection with a partner.

Rationale

Complaints about the loss of sensitivity or the breaking of condoms are common objections to their consistent use. Often, lack of knowledge and skills for proper use leads to ‘mistakes’ that leave persons exposed to and STI or unwanted pregnancy. Because it is not uncommon to find that a partner is reluctant to use condoms during sexual activity, thereby exposing one to the risk of infection and pregnancy, this workshop explores the use of assertive communication to express feelings and ideas on the topic of protection. Participants also must be aware that some sexual activities, regardless of prophylactic use, can still carry higher health risk than others and simple changes in technique can reduce these risks.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop:

  • Participants will be able to demonstrate how to use the male condom
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate how to use a female condoms and a dental dam
  • Participants will be able to identify symptoms and transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)
  • Participants will be able to identify ways to negotiate condom use with a partner/s
  • Participants will be able to identify resources to support healthy safer sex/sexual health practices

Myths Debunked!

  • Find out if it’s safe to use vaseline or baby oil as a lubricant
  • Why isn’t it a good idea to use two condoms at the same time, during intercourse

Length of Workshop

1 Whole Day Session (4 hours per day)

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