SAFE SEX BETWEEN WOMEN

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SAFE SEX BETWEEN WOMEN
SAFE
SEX
BETWEEN
WOMEN
SAFE
SEX
BETWEEN
WOMEN
YES, IT’S TRUE !
YES, IT’S TRUE !
Women CAN pass on STIs (e.g. genital wart virus (HPV) and
herpes virus) to other women through:
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Vulva to vulva contact
Oral sex (mouth to vulvar/anus)
Sharing sex toys
Fingering/fisting
Free and confidential sexual health check-ups are
available at:
 The Sexual Health Centre
 Family Planning
 298 Youth Health Centre
TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PARTNER
AVOID ANY
EXCHANGE OF BODY FLUIDS I.E VAGINAL FLUID, BLOOD,
Women CAN pass on STIs (e.g. genital wart virus (HPV) and
herpes virus) to other women through:




Vulva to vulvar contact
Oral sex (mouth to vulva/anus)
Sharing sex toys
Fingering/fisting
Free and confidential sexual health check-ups are
available at:
 The Sexual Health Centre
 Family Planning
 28 Youth Health Centre
TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PARTNER
AVOID ANY
EXCHANGE OF BODY FLUIDS I.E VAGINAL FLUID, BLOOD,
DISCHARGE FROM SORES.
You can use:
 Safe sex dams for oral sex or cut open a condom lengthways to
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cover the genital area
Condoms on sex toys (or for sex with a man)
Water-based lubricant for increased pleasure and to avoid skin
breaking
Latex gloves and lube for fingering or fisting, or wash hands thoroughly with warm soapy water beforehand
Wash sex toys thoroughly before sharing
Anything used anally should not be used vaginally
Buy DAMS from:
 Family Planning 9 Washington Way, Ph 379 0514
 NZ Prostitutes Collective 157 Waltham Road, Ph 365 2595
Free CONDOMS are available from:
 The Sexual Health Centre
 298 Youth Health Centre
 Family Planning
DISCHARGE FROM SORES.
You can use:
 Safe sex dams for oral sex or cut open a condom lengthways to
cover the genital area
 Condoms on sex toys (or for sex with a man)
 Water-based lubricant for increased pleasure and to avoid skin
breaking
 Latex gloves and lube for fingering or fisting, or wash hands thoroughly with warm soapy water beforehand
 Wash sex toys thoroughly before sharing
 Anything used anally should not be used vaginally
Buy DAMS from:
 Family Planning 9 Washington Way, Ph 379 0514
 NZ Prostitutes Collective 157 Waltham Road, Ph 365 2595
Free CONDOMS are available from:
 The Sexual Health Centre
 298 Youth Health Centre
 Family Planning
Cervical Smears?
YES! All women, INCLUDING LESBIANS, should have three
-yearly cervical smears from age 20-69 years. Even
women who have never had sex with men need to have
regular smears . The PHV (wart) virus can cause cervical
abnormalities and can be passed on during sex between
women.
You can have a smear at your doctor, Sexual Health
Centre, Ffamily Planning Centre or at 298 Youth Health
Centre
Drug Use
If you are injecting drugs don’t share works.. You run the
risk of catching or passing on Hepatitis B or C, or HIV.
Contact your local needle exchange for information and
equipment
Cervical Smears?
YES! All women, INCLUDING LESBIANS, should have three
-yearly cervical smears from age 20-69 years. Even
women who have never had sex with men need to have
regular smears . The HPV (wart) virus can cause cervical
abnormalities and can be passed on during sex between
women.
You can have a smear at your doctor, Sexual Health
Centre, Family Planning Centre or at 298 Youth Health
Centre
Drug Use
If you are injecting drugs don’t share works. You run the
risk of catching or passing on Hepatitis B or C, or HIV.
Contact your local needle exchange for information and
equipment
Contacts:
Contacts:
Sexual Health Centre
33 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
Telephone: 364 0485
Sexual Health Centre
33 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
Telephone: 364 0485
Family Planning
9 Washington Way, Christchurch
Telephone: 379 0514
Family Planning
9 Washington Way, Christchurch
Telephone: 379 0514
298 Youth Health Centre
298 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch
Phone 943 9298
022 081 2991 (phone or text)
Under 25 years
298 Youth Health Centre
298 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch
Phone 943 9298
022 081 2991 (phone or text)
Under 25 years
Needle Exchange
Roger Wright Centre—City
27 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Phone 365 2293
Needle Exchange
Roger Wright Centre—City
27 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Phone 365 2293
Roger Wright Centre—New Brighton
Shop 3/108 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Christchurch
Phone 388 0726
Roger Wright Centre—New Brighton
Shop 3/108 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Christchurch
Phone 388 0726
New Zealand Aids Foundation South Te Toka
253 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Phone 379 1953
New Zealand AIDS Foundation South Te Toka
253 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Phone 379 1953
AIDS Hotline
24 Hour Information Service
Call free 0800 802 437
AIDS Hotline
24 Hour Information Service
Call free 0800 802 437
Community Health Information Centre
Community & Public Health
Community Health Information Centre
Community & Public Health
April 2013
Code/Reference: WOH0061
Colour: Purple
Authorised By: Resource Approval Panel
April 2013
Code/Reference: WOH0061
Colour: Purple
Authorised By: Resource Approval Panel
(A division of the Canterbury District Health Board)
(A division of the Canterbury District Health Board)

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