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ErinK
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posted 02-28-2002 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ErinK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Basic information about about safer sex and sex risks

Safe, sound and sexy : http://www.scarleteen.com/sexuality/safer.html
Birth control options (in addition to condoms): http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction/birthcontrol.html
STI risk assessment: http://www.scarleteen.com/infection/risk_1.html
What's the risk for pregnancy? http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction/preg_risk.html

What do I do if I think I'm pregnant? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000175.html

How do I get emergency contraception? http://www.scarleteen.com/crisis/emergency.html

How long do I need to practice safer sex? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000484.html

Other helpful articles

The sex readiness checklist: http://www.scarleteen.com/sexuality/readiness.html
Mouthing off on oral sex: http://www.scarleteen.com/sexuality/sex_oral.html

Condoms

What is a condom? Where do I get them? What brands are recommended? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000063.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000006.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000043.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000056.html

How do I use a condom? http://www.scarleteen.com/infection/condom.html

What do I do about condom problems? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000109.html

What if I'm uncircumcized and trying to use a condom? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000095.html

Can I have sex in a body of water (pool, bathtub, jacuzzi, lake, ocean...) while using condoms? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000447.html

What if I (or my partner) is "losing feeling" due to condoms? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000330.html

What about the expiration dates on condoms? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000313.html

Condom ratings
Condom Ratings from 1995
Consumer Reports' 1999 Report on Rating Condoms

How and why do I use a condom or a dam for oral sex? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000058.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000009.html

Should I use a spermicidal condom or spermicidal lubricant? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000051.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000432.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000202.html

What if I (or my partner) need a larger condom? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000054.html

What if I (or my partner) need a smaller condom?
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000226.html

What are studded/ribbed condoms? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000035.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000057.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000061.html

What about flavored condoms? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000045.html

What if condoms keep breaking when we use them? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000543.html

Where do you buy condoms and safer sex supplies? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000104.html

Dental Dams

What is a dental dam/when should I use one/ where do I get them? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000031.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000028.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000014.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000103.html

What about cling film or saran wrap as a dental dam? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000245.html

Latex Gloves

Why would I want to use latex gloves during sex? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000093.html

Lubrication (aka Lube)

What's lube and what brands of lube are good to try? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000044.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000046.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000047.html

Where can I buy lube? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000062.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000038.html

What about silicone lubes and oral sex? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000248.html


Where and how can I get free condoms and/or lube samples? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000039.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000084.html

Hormonal Birth Control

What are some hormonal birth control options?
Margaret Sangers Disneyland - An easy chart of your birth control options

How do I decide which birth control is right for me? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000237.html
(scroll down to the end of the thread)

How does the Pill (or other hormonal birth control methods work? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000351.html

Why are some forms of birth control less effective in overweight women? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum27/HTML/001027.html

What's Depo-Provera? (aka the three month shot) http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000265.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000526.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000517.html

What's Lunelle? (aka the monthly shot)http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000102.html

What's the birth control patch? (Ortho Evra)
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000237.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000539.html

What's the birth control ring? (Nuvaring) http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000458.html
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000255.html

Where do I get access to hormonal birth control methods? And do my parents have to know?
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/001856.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/000872.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/002156.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/001158.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/001522.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/000945.html

How long does it take before the pill is effective? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000108.html

Is the pill effective during the days when I'm on placebos? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000100.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000217.html

I forgot a pill; now what? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000067.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000530.html

How many hours before or after your scheduled time can you take your birth controll pill without it becoming ineffective?
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000501.html

If I change time zones, do I have to change the time at which I take my pill? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000458.html

Can I change the time at which I take my pill? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000545.html

What do the different pill colors mean? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000225.html

What should I know about the Pill and antibiotics? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000157.html

What should I know about side effects from the pill? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000133.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000538.html http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000498.html

What should I know about using the pill to skip my periods? http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000227.html

What should I know natural birth control methods or the fertility awareness method?
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/000174.html

Miscellaneous
How do I clean sex toys?
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum2/HTML/000218.html
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum1/HTML/001639.html


[This message has been edited by ErinK (edited 02-16-2004).]

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ErinK
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posted 02-16-2003 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ErinK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Added links to threads about "losing feeling" due to condoms and about expiration dates on condoms.

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posted 03-03-2003 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ErinK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Added links to info about how the pill works and how your menstrual cycle works on the pill.

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posted 02-16-2004 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ErinK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fixed broken links, added links to threads with information about various types of hormonal birth control.

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posted 01-20-2005 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gumdrop Girl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you add the new condom ratings to this list?

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posted 05-25-2005 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KittenGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted 08-19-2005 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ErinK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted 10-31-2005 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ErinK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted 01-03-2006 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ErinK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy New Year!

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