Deaf Safe Sex
Deaf safe sex consists of three (3) steps:
1) Talking about safe sex
Communication between two romantic or sexual partners is an essential part of any successful relationship (whether or not it is sexual).
When you are in a sexual relationship, talking about safe sex is a must, and you would be much better off discussing it with your sexual partner.
What is safe sex? It means to practice safe sexual behaviours. Wearing a condom and using other protective measures, as well as applying lubricant, are major factors of safe sexual practices.
2) Protecting yourself
en you are in a sexual relationship, using protection is a must.
sting methods of protection include: condoms, female condoms, dental dams, latex finger cots, latex gloves and lubricant.
not forget that the experience of practicing safe sex with casual partners will be a different from practicing it with regular partners.
3) Getting tested
Screening for HIV and STBBI is an essential part of sexual health.
To do this, get tested every six months or once a year, depending on the number of partners you have had during this period of time. It is recommended that you get tested after every at-risk sexual encounter.
You can get tested (anonymously if you wish) at any CLSC, medical clinic, by a family doctor or at any other health care establishment.
The production of these flyers and videos, as part of the DMSM project, has been made possible by a grant from the Public Health Agency of Canada.