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How to Use Safer Sex Supplies

The Well for Health Promotion knows that safer sex is better sex. Below you can find instructions and tips for using dental dams, external condoms, internal condoms, and a variety of other safer sex supplies!

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Dental Dams

A dental dam is a thin, flexible piece of latex that protects against direct mouth-to-genital or mouth-to-anus contact during oral sex. This reduces your risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) while still allowing for clitoral or anal stimulation.

To learn how to use a dental dam, watch the video below:

 

No dental dam? No problem! Watch the video to learn how to make your own dental dam at home or follow the instruction below.

External Condoms

Condoms are thin, stretchy pouches that can be worn on a penis or sex toy during sex. Condoms provide great protection from both pregnancy and STIs, including HIV. They’re easy to use and easy to get.

To learn how to use an external condom, watch the video below:

Internal Condoms

A female condom is worn inside the vagina or anus to create a barrier to stop bodily fluids and semen from entering the body. They are made from a soft plastic material called nitrile and are latex-free. When used correctly, internal condoms provide excellent protection against HIV, pregnancy and most STIs.

To learn how to use an internal condom, watch the video below:

Lubricant

Lube (or personal lubricant) reduces friction during sex (of all kinds) to make it comfier, safer and more enjoyable. Some lubes are gels, others are liquids, and some are creams! You don’t necessarily have to use lube for sex, but some people find sex uncomfortable without it.

To learn about the different types of lubes that exist and how to integrate them into your sex life, watch the video below.

 

 

Where can I find free safer sex supplies on campus?

The Well for Health Promotion provides free safer sex supplies to all Tulane students. Pick up supplies for yourself at the following Uptown locations:

  • Safer Sex Supply Kiosk (1st floor, in lobby by Pharmacy) and all patient bathrooms at the Student Health Center (at corner of Willow & Newcomb, building #92)
  • Locker rooms and all gender bathrooms in the Reily Center
  • The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life in all gender bathroom (Richardson Building, 1st Floor)
  • The Goldman Center for Student Accessibility (Howard-Tilton Library, Basement Floor)
  • Student Organization Center (SOC) (LBC, Garden Level- Suite G11)
  • Office of the Dean of Students/Student Resources & Support Services (LBC, Garden Level- Suite G02)
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs- (LBC, Garden Level- Suite G04)
  • The Q-Spot (located in Décou-Labat Residence Hall on the ground level right next to/behind PJ's on Willow)
  • All residence halls

Pick up supplies for yourself at the following Downtown locations:

  • Elk Place- 2nd and 3rd Floor restrooms
  • Tidewater- 1st and 12th Floor restrooms
  • Murphy- 5th Floor restrooms, 6th Floor Lounge restrooms
  • Hutchinson- 1st Floor restrooms

If you are staff, faculty, an RA/RD, student organization, or FSL organization, you can request safer sex supplies to give out in your spaces, classes, and events.

Request safer sex supplies.

 

Where can I learn more about sexual health and sexuality?

To learn more about Tulane's sexual health services, safer sex, sex education, and sexual empowerment, please visit the Well's Sexual Health and Wellness page below.

Learn more about sexual health and wellness.