sssTabling on Friday November 8th was packed! It was the day before the Cal vs. USC game, so the noontime rally on Sproul was filled with Cal and USC students and alumni. This crowd meant more people to hand out safer sex supplies to! Even Oski came over to the SHEP table and took some free condoms and lube. That’s sexy to have our college mascot be into safe sex! We were running out of the more “popular” traditional condoms (go us, that means the campus community is getting protected!), so the other SHEPpers and I had to try our sales pitch for insertive (female) condoms, lube, and dental dams. Most people didn’t know what any of these were, how they are used, or why one might want to use them, so our lack of resources actually made us buff up our teaching skills with these equally as great safer sex supplies.

~ In-Me Isabel

How To: Insertive Condoms (also known as Female condoms but here in SHEP we don’t gender condoms, because everyone has an anus!)

1. Before engaging in any sexual activity, it is important to talk to your partner(s). The conversation can be brief but should include: giving/getting permission for the activity, what type of protection (in this case insertive condom!), who will bring the protection, any past or present STIs either partner should be aware of.

2. Carefully open the package and remove the insertive condom.

3. Lubricate the outside of the closed end of the insertive condom.

4a. In the vagina: Squeeze together the inner ring and insert the closed end of the condom into the vagina. Make sure the condom is pushed in all the way until it touches the cervix. The condom can be inserted up to 8 hours before intercourse.

4. In the anus: it is optional to remove the inner ring. Twist closed end of insertive condom and insert approximately 1 inch into anus.

5. Use lubricant before insertion: on the penis or sex toy, inside the condom, or both.

6. The insertive partner should ensure that the penis goes inside the condom and not next to it.

7. Make sure the outer ring does not slip inside, by checking it regularly or holding it in place.

8. After intercourse, remove the condom immediately, before standing up. Twist the outer ring to keep the semen inside, and gently pull the condom out.

9. Throw the used condom away. Use a new insertive condom for each sex act, including changing sites of penetration!

Questions? Ask a Sexpert!