Talk to Your Partner

Before you have sex, talk to your partner about using condoms. This is the best way to prevent STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Do not be shy—be direct. Be honest about your feelings and needs.

You can talk about it in many ways, for instance:

  • "You know, it makes sex even better for me knowing that both of us are protected. Let's use a condom."
  • "I'd really like to have sex with you as long as we use condoms. Condoms protect both of us."