Buzzfeed News – Here’s the thing with sexual intimacy — you can’t always predict it. So if you want to dive in stress-free when the opportunity presents itself, you need to have some products on hand.
You keep Band-Aids, Tylenol, and DayQuil in stock even when you don’t have a cut, headache, or cold, right? The same logic applies to condoms, lube, and emergency contraception. You should have them handy if there’s even a chance of sex in the forecast.
In addition to the more obvious supplies, other items can be a game changer or at least give you some peace of mind during sexy time.
“You can use condoms for protection during penetrative or even oral sex, although many people are skipping them.” – Loren Cecil, Buzzfeed News
So I’m here to give you some tips (with some input from an OB-GYN) for putting together your own sexual health preparedness kit.
Keep these items in your medicine cabinet or bedside table. Throw a little bit of everything into your purse or travel bag. Because as sexy as spontaneity can be, UTIs, STIs, and unplanned pregnancies (particularly in a post-Roe world) are not so desirable.
“You can use condoms for protection during penetrative or even oral sex, although many people are skipping them.
Even people who (like most in the US) had an abysmal sex education experience probably know about condoms.
I can’t guarantee that having condoms in your possession will make you more likely to use them, but it can at the very least counteract the excuse of “I don’t have one on me.”
They’re the only form of contraception that also protects against STIs, so two birds with one stone and all that.
If you need help finding the right size, check out our condom buying guide or this condom for anal sex, which is FDA-approved for that purpose and comes in 54 sizes.
For those whose partners have a penis, any condoms are better than no condoms, but these Skyn Elite are a great nonlatex option so that the latex allergy excuse is also invalid … read more.
HEADLINE HEALTH – There’s one device that works better than all of the above gadgets combined when it comes to avoiding unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, not to mention the emotion turmoil that often follows poor decision making in the selection of sexual partners.
The device is highly effective when kept in its upright and locked position …