Safer Sex Options

Birth Control Methods

Birth control is used to prevent against pregnancies. It is recommended to use with barrier methods as these methods do not protect against STI’s.

Answering Common Questions About Birth Control

Have questions about lube and what to use?

Dental Dams

Dental dams are rubber sheets for oral sex that can be used vaginally or anally to help protect against STIs.

Available for free:

  • Health Promotion & Wellness Office (750 Font Blvd)

Other Barrier Methods or DIY Methods

  • Gloves for protecting the hands
  • Cut condoms down the middle, and cut off the tips to make your own dental dam
  • Cut gloves open to make your own dental dam

Alternative Choices

Abstinence: A self defined practice of not engaging in any or some sexual activities and can be practiced at different points in people’s lives.

Outercourse: A self defined practice of engaging in some sexual activities such as: dry humping, kissing, masturbation, foreplay, and massages.

External & Internal Condoms

External condoms are rubber barriers used on penises or toys that help protect against STIs and prevent pregnancies.

External condoms are 85% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Internal Condoms are rubber barriers which are inserted into the vagina or anus and help protect against STIs and prevent pregnancies.

Internal condoms are 79% effective at preventing pregnancy

Available for free:

  • Health Promotion & Wellness Office (750 Font Blvd, Across from City Eats)
  • Cesar Chavez Student Center: Condom Dispenser next to the stairs (lower level)
  • Mashouf Wellness Center: Condom Dispenser across from locker rooms
  • Student Health Services

Available for purchase:

  • Drugs stores
  • Online