In our Gay community it's important that we look out for ourselves and each other. No matter what type of sex you are having you are still at risk for STI's and STD's. Sex should be fun and you should feel free to be dirty, nasty, kinky, and/or slutty, but make sure to take care of yourself at the same time.
* Take care of your Gay body. Drink water and keep yourself hydrated. Eat healthy and stay active.

* Take a piss after sex. pissing will help clear out your works and keep you from getting UTI's. Who said pissing is just for play?

* Get cleaned up! Wash, shower, bathe regularly. Reduce common germs in the first place.

* If you are sexually active it's a good idea to get tested for all STD's & STI's at least every 6 months.

* Know your body and inspect your goods. Take note of any changes (in color, size, smell, etc.) and have them checked by your doctor.

* Educate yourself and be informed about safer sex methods.

* Be honest with your partners. Communicate your STD & STI status to potential partners.

* Remember HIV/AIDS isn't the only risk when you play. You can catch STD's and STI's like gonorrhea in your throat and ass if you aren't playing safe.

* Use condoms for all penetrative sex. Barebacking has high rates of HIV and other STD & STI transmission.

* Use lube , lube, and more lube!

* Use a condom for sucking cock. There has been a significant increase of gonorrhea in the throat.

* Use barriers for rimming. Rimming is another great way to pick up STD's & STI's. Dental dams and non-microwavable saran wrap are great ways to protect yourself while rimming or being rimmed.

* Ask your partner about his STD & STI status and look at his cock or ass. If you see anything (like a sore or a rash) don't do anything without a barrier. But remember, the only way of having no STD & STI risk is having no sex at all.

* Think about what you do an do not feel comfortable doing. Decide these boundaries before you go out., and stick to them

* Leave if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

* Tell a friend where you are going and have someone check in with you later or the next day.

* Say What you are looking for.

* Pay attention to body language.

* Ask first, people have varying boundaries.

* Communicate concerns to the club staff.

* Remember it's okay to say no.

* Be kind, considerate, and polite.

* SF City Clinic: 356 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
* St James Infirmary: 1372 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
415-554-8494 (www.stjamesinfirmary.org)

* Magnet: 4122 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
415-581-1600 (www.magnetsf.org)

* Berkeley Free Clinic: 2339 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704, 800-6-CLINIC (www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org)
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