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No matter the age. No matter the partner . It is important to be smart when it comes to sex. There are many types of contraception and many ways to be responsible no matter your preference. Down below I have compiled a list of common contraceptives . I’ve included what they are,and how long they last/ how often they should be replaced. The explanations will be short and simple. I will briefly go over Consent, unprotected sex,and Sex and STDS. I urge you to do your own research and ask a doctor. This is just so you have an idea. I am NOT a doctor.

Birth Control. There are many types of birth control . But at the end of the day it’s all about what works best for you.

1.Implant

The birth control implant is a tiny rod that is inserted into your arm. It releases hormones to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years .

2. IUD

A device that is inserted into your cervix that averts sperm. Can last up to 12 years and can be taken out at any time.

3. Depo Shot

This is a shot you get every three months. You must stay on top of it for it to remain effective .

4. Nuva Ring

Is inserted into the vagina.  Release hormones. Prevents sperm from getting to the egg. Should be replaced monthly.

5.Birth Control Patch

Usually worn on arm. Releases  hormones. Should be replaced weekly.

6.Birth Control Pill

You take this daily . 

7. Condoms

Protects you against pregnancy and STDs.

8. Female Condoms

Protects you against pregnancy and STDs.

Consent 

Consent is very important. Please be sure to have a conversation with your partner about what is expected and what is not. Remember NO MEANS NO. You and/or your partner are allowed to say no at anytime and you should respect that and act accordingly.

What to do when you have unprotected sex.

If you happen to be in a situation where the condom breaks ,slipped off,or you were just caught in the moment and are not on any kind of birth control,then you can go to the store and get Plan B over the counter. Plan B is a an emergency contraceptive that helps prevent pregnancy(not STDs or STIs) and should be taken within 72 hours. If you are a person that enjoys unprotected sex then it is important you are tested and that you ask your partner to be tested BEFORE you have sex. If your are sexually active you should get tested at least once a year.

Having sex with an STD/STI

If you happen to have a STD and choose to be sexually active. It is responsible and respectable to let your partner know . If  you have an STD that can simple be taken care of  by taking an antibiotic (most can be) the best thing you can do is wait until the STD has been cleared up . If you are  living with HIV/Aids or any similar STI . Speak with your doctor about what you can do to make sure you are and your partner are protected. And remember you are not alone. If there are any good support groups out there please list them in the comments.

Thank you guys for reading. If there’s any questions or comments you have about sex and relationships . Please comment below .

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

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