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Goals

Section 1
Section 2

- Objectives
- Prevention
- Education
- Assessing
- Skills Training
- Behavioral
- Couples
- Peer Groups
- Contraceptive
- Dual Method
- Alternative
- Male Condom
> Negotiating
- Reaching
- Correct Use
- Promotion
- Female
- Correct Use
- Resource
- Resource
- Summary

Section 3

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Section 2 - STD Prevention

Consistent Use: Negotiating Condom Use

  • Insisting that male partner(s) use condoms may be difficult for women

  • Benefits can be discussed
    • protect against pregnancy
    • can add to foreplay
    • can prevent premature ejaculation

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Women often need to learn how to negotiate condom use with their partners since some men do not like condoms and will refuse to use them. Negotiating condom use may be very difficult for many women, especially those whose economic security or even survival hinge on sexual relationships. Negotiating condom use can also be difficult because it may imply infidelity and create distrust.

One point that some women find useful in negotiating condom use with their partners is stressing pregnancy protection over STD prevention, so as not to imply infidelity. Women who are knowledgeable about condoms and how to use them may help their partners overcome a reluctance to use the method. In addition, women can point out that condom use can increase sexual enjoyment and can become a part of erotic foreplay. Condoms also can help prevent premature ejaculation.

 

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