Safer Sex Is About More Than Condoms

MORE THAN CONDOMS

Safer sex is also about other barriers (gloves, dental dams, diaphragms), other kinds of birth control (the pill, the patch, the shot, the implant, IUDs, emergency contraception), getting tested, getting treated, communicating with partners, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), vaccines, universal precautions, safewords, checking in, adapting to various physical abilities, attending to personal histories and emotional needs, knowing how to use your toys, understanding your body, and so much more. Safer sex is not about prescribing any one set of behaviors, it’s about empowering people to be aware of risk and make informed decisions about their own actions.