Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Safe Sex

In romance there's a troupe that true love means no condoms = romance... 

I have several characters in my works in progress that refuse to give up condoms even once they're in loving relationships so I thought I'd do a safe sex blogs. 

This video is awesome in its diversity.

Free Read from Eden Winters about making safe sex fun

The next bit is shamelessly copied from the government website because this is wonderful and exciting information we should all be aware of... (the source is below)

What is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?

"“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are also used to treat HIV. If you take PrEP and are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from taking hold in your body.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. But people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months."

What is PEP?

"PEP is used for anyone who may have been exposed to HIV during a single high-risk event.
Healthcare workers are evaluated for PEP if they are exposed after:
  • Getting cut or stuck with a needle that was used to draw blood from a person who may have HIV infection
  • Getting blood or other body fluids that may have lots of HIV in their eyes or mouth
  • Getting blood or other body fluids that may have lots of HIV on their skin when it is chapped, scraped, or affected by certain rashes
The risk of getting HIV infection in these ways is extremely low—fewer than 1 in 100 for all exposures.
PEP can also be used to treat people who may have been exposed to HIV during a single high-risk event unrelated to work (e.g., during episodes of unprotected sex, needle-sharing injection drug use, or sexual assault).
Keep in mind that PEP should only be used in uncommon situations right after a potential HIV exposure. PEP is not intended for long-term use. It is not a substitute for regular use of other proven HIV prevention methods, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), correct and consistent condom use or use of sterile injection equipment.
Because PEP is not 100% effective, you should continue to use condoms with sex partners while taking PEP and should not share injection equipment with others. This will help avoid spreading the virus to others if you become infected. If you have repeated exposures to HIV, you should consider PrEP."

Government Information

For more great stories that include safe sex: The Real Story

Have fun my Pretties but be safe.
Hugs, Z. 

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