Safer Sex

We provide condoms, lube and dental dams free of charge to any individual engaging in sexual activity.  Stop by our office at 120 Queenston St., St. Catharines to pick some up.

Safer sex is any kind of sexual activity that reduces the chances of becoming infected with HIV or transmitting HIV, or other sexually transmitted blood borne infections (STBBIs).

Many activities – such as hugging, kissing, massage and touching – are completely safe for HIV transmission . No one has ever gotten or passed on HIV from these sexual activities. However, it’s possible to get or pass on certain other STBBIs from these activities.

Anal or vaginal sex without a condom is an easy way to become infected, or to pass on HIV and other STBBIs. These activities are considered “high risk” sexual activities for HIV transmission. They can be made much safer by using a condom and water-based lubricant.

For other sexual activities, the chances of getting, or passing on HIV are small. These activities (like oral sex) are considered “low risk” for HIV.

For more information about Safer Sex please take a look at the Safer Sex Guide.