Protection Connection Safer Sex Guide

All you need to know about the products currently offered through the Protection Connection delivery service and hot spots. Check back for more brands, styles and special offers.

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External Condoms

Why use them? To prevent STI and HIV transmission and unplanned pregnancy. They come in lots of styles and sizes to get the perfect fit. Use it right! Put it on every time—penis, strapless or sex toy with vagina, vulva, front hole; anus, back hole; or mouth.

Available Styles

  • Lubricated, unlubricated, XXL, snugger fit, latex-free
  • Currently offering Lifestyles®, Trojan® and One® brand external condoms—all spermicide-free

How To

Internal Condoms

Why use them? To prevent STI and HIV transmission and unplanned pregnancy. Internal condoms put protection control in the hands of the receiving partner. Use it right! Put it in every time—vagina, vulva, front hole or anus, back hole with penis, strapless or sex toy.

Available Style

FC2® Female Condom by the Female Health Company

  • Made of nitrile, a latex-free material Coated in a soft silicone and spermicide-free lubricant

How To

Water-Based Lubricants

Why use them? To enhance pleasure and comfort of all barriers. Lubricant reduces risk of breakage during penetrative or oral sex. They are safe to use with latex, nitrile, polyisoprene, and polyurethane products. Use it right! For penetration of any kind—penis or strapless, fingers and hands, sex toy into vagina, vulva, front hole or anus, back hole. Use for masturbation too! 

Available Styles

All styles free of spermicides, parabens and oil

  • ONE® Oasis Premium Personal Lubricant
  • Good Clean Love® Almost Naked (95% organic, glycerin-free, and 100% vegan)
  • TRUSTEX® Assorted Flavors (these should only be used for oral; not recommended for penetrative sex)

How To

Silicone-Based Lubricant

Why use it? To enhance pleasure and comfort of all barriers. Lubricant reduces risk of breakage during penetrative or oral sex. Recommended for anal sex. Waterproof and long-lasting. Use it right! For penetration of any kind—penis or strapless, fingers and hands, sex toy into vagina, vulva, front hole or anus, back hole. Safe to use with latex, nitrile, polyisoprene, and polyurethane products. Not compatible with silicone sex toys. Use for masturbation too!

Available Styles

ID Millennium®

  • Water-free, spermicide-free, sensitive-skin formula

How To

Oral Dams

Why use them? To prevent STI and HIV transmission. Use it right! Use it every time—mouth and tongue with vagina, vulva, front hole or anus, back hole. Add lube to the side covering the body part receiving oral for extra sensation. Try flavored lube on the other side!

Available Styles

Glyde® Satin Latex flavored or unflavored oral dams, approximately 10 inches by 6 inches each

  • Flavored dams include spearmint, strawberry, vanilla, and wildberry
  • Unflavored dams might be best for people with sensitivities
  • Please note: There are no latex-free varieties of oral dams available. Check out the link below for other options for latex allergies.

How To

Love Gloves and Finger Cots

Why use them? To prevent STI and HIV transmission. Easily adapt gloves to make oral dams and custom coverage of genitals (see below). Use it right! Put it on every time when penetrating vagina, vulva, front hole or anus, back hole with fingers, hands, sex toys or other manual stimulation of genitals (like hand jobs).

Available Styles

Love Gloves and Finger Cots

  • Love Gloves: made of latex-free nitrile and powder-free, come in pink and black, sizes small, medium and large
  • Finger Cots: made of latex, fit over the fingertip to the first knuckle

How To

Have questions or need more resources? Email us at ProtectConnect@uoregon.edu.