Friday, March 2, 2012

This is the post where we answer some of those questions you left for us!

Remember the Question Stations for the Let's Talk About Sex event? Well, those boxed were filled with loads of interesting and good questions. If you didn't come to the talk we missed you, but wanted to ensure you got the answers you were hoping to get. You left a question and you deserve and answer.

Here is how this will work:

Imagine those Dear Abby-type columns where people ask questions and one person (Abby) answers those questions for you and gives you advice. Well, this will be a bit like that. Except that our Abby is really the panelists who were so helpful and informative during our Q&A chat.  You have the right to respond and ask follow-up questions through the blog, or sending us an email message at the center, if you would prefer. Here's the deal though: Let's keep the saucy language to a discreet level, use creative spelling and we will do our best to still talk about this in an informative way.

Here we go:

Can you get pregnant from anal sex?

Panelist 1-
    No, as long as the penis stays AWAY from the vagina; that said, you should be using a
    condom with anal sex as well which adds extra protection from both pregnancy and STIs.

Panelist 2-
 I concur with panelist 1. The straight answer is NO. However, there is a lot of movement and friction and slippery conditions. Protect yourself, when you are in the middle of enjoying intercourse, you're dealing with areas that are close in proximity. 

  How do you use sex toys safely?

Panelist 1-
Make sure the buy toys that are Phthalate-free. If you are using a silicone toy do not use a silicone based lubricant or it will damage the toy. Clean your toys after every use, the cleaning depends on the material of the toy. Many toys can be cleaned by using boiling water. If you want to insert something into your anus, make sure there is a handle so it can’t go all the way up there.

Posted by: Daphne Strassmann

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