Studies indicate that a condom rarely slips off completely during intercourse. Slippage during withdrawal can be minimized if the rim of the condom is held against the base of the penis during withdrawal after ejaculation. If a man notices a break or slip, he should tell his partner so that she can use emergency contraceptive pills if she wants. Some men and women who seek family planning do not want to use male condoms because they incorrectly believe that condoms are not effective in preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. It works by forming a barrier that keeps sperm out of the vagina, preventing pregnancy.
You get STIs by having sex vaginal, oral or anal or by skin-to-skin touching--not from toilet seats. There can be a risk for HIV or another blood-borne infection like hepatitis B or C if the instruments used for piercing or tattooing either are not sterilized or disinfected between clients. Any instrument used to pierce or cut the skin should be used once and thrown away. Ask the staff at the parlor about their equipment. They should show you what precautions they use, or don't get pierced or tattooed there.
When it comes to making the right choices about safer sex , people often come up short. And it's not that people are necessarily uneducated or irresponsible. It is simply that myths and misinformation about sex spread like wildfire over the internet and from person to person, making it difficult to know what's true and what's not. Some ill-founded behaviors are learned in childhood and become embedded as fact by the time we reach adulthood.
FACT: Consider the statistics. People lie, and exaggerate, and can talk a good game when it comes to sexual antics. FACT: Look in the mirror.