Myths and Facts of STIs

  • You can’t get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) the first time you have sex.

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  • You can’t get an STI from oral sex.

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  • A female condom isn’t as good as a male condom at protecting against HIV.

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  • Using a male condom and a female condom together gives you double protection.

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  • You can’t use condoms if you’re allergic to latex.

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  • The best place to carry condoms is in your wallet, so you’ll always have one.

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  • Using a lubricant with a condom makes it less likely to break.

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  • Which activity increases your risk for an STI?

    Anal sex

    Oral sex

    Having more than one sexual partner

    Using alcohol or drugs

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • The best condoms are those with nonoxynol-9.

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  • Which is the surest way to avoid STIs:

    Abstinence

    Wearing a condom

    Delaying your first sexual experience

    Having a monogamous relationship

    Correct Answer
  • Douching can help protect you from HIV.

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