Prevention

Safe(r) Sex

Not all hookups
have a happy ending

AH offers many services and resources to educate and provide positive approaches to sexual health that allow people to feel free to engage in pleasurable and safe sexual experiences without the fear of discrimination. 

Consent & Effective communication

Let’s talk about sex!

Navigating sexual health within any relationship requires clear and respectful communication.

Healthy communication is the foundation of consensual interactions. We encourage individuals to engage in conversations with their partners to establish mutual understanding and boundaries.

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Choose the Right Time and Place

Find a comfortable setting where both partners can openly talk without distractions or interruptions.

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Be Patient and Understanding

Everyone has their own comfort levels and experiences when it comes to discussing sex. Be patient and understanding if your partner(s) need time to open up or express themselves.

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Normalize Talking About Health

Include discussions about sexual health in your conversations. Regular STI testing, birth control methods, and any potential health concerns should be openly addressed to ensure the well-being of all partners.

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Be Honest and Direct

Use clear and straightforward language to express your thoughts and concerns. Honest communication builds trust and respect.

Did you know?

By creating a safe space for open discussions, you can establish a foundation of trust and ensure that both partners are actively engaged in maintaining their sexual health and well-being.

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Respect Boundaries

Respect your partner’s boundaries and decisions. Consent should always be enthusiastic, ongoing, and mutually agreed upon.

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Ask Questions

Encourage a two-way conversation by asking open-ended questions. This helps ensure that both partners feel comfortable sharing their perspectives.

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Address Concerns Together

If there are any concerns or questions about safer sex practices, work together to find solutions that prioritize both partners’ well-being.

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Reflect and Revisit

Remember, effective communication is a continuous process. By creating a safe space for open discussions, you can establish a foundation of trust and ensure that both partners are actively engaged in maintaining their sexual health and well-being.

Did you know?

By creating a safe space for open discussions, you can establish a foundation of trust and ensure that both partners are actively engaged in maintaining their sexual health and well-being.

Let’s cover the basics

The right way to use a condom

DO use a condom every time you have sex.

DO read the package and check the expiration date.

DO make sure there are no tears or defects.

DO store condoms in a cool, dry place.

DO use latex or polyurethane condoms.

DO use water-based or silicone-based lubricant to prevent breakage.

DON’T store condoms in your wallet as heat and friction can damage them.

DON’T use nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), as this can cause irritation.

DON’T use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking oil because they will cause the condom to break.

DON’T use more than one condom at a time.

DON’T reuse a condom.

Get Free condoms

Got condoms?

AH distributes free ‘Safer Sex’ Wallets at convenient locations around Key West. Pick up yours today!

Poinciana Royale

AH Monroe

MCC Church

Anchors Aweigh Club

Key West Business Guild

801 Bourbon Bar

Saloon 1

Bourbon Street Pub

New Orleans House

Bobby's Monkey Bar

Graffiti

Equator Resort

Island House Key West

Eden House Key West

In Touch

Aqua

The Bull & Whistle Bar

Key Bridge

Beards & Brews

What’s in your
‘Safer Sex’ Wallet?

3 condoms

Lube packet

Safer sex tips

HIV testing resource

🔥 Got questions about sex? 💋
AH After Hours is here for you, day or night!

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