THIS IS THE ALTERNATIVE TO SAFER INTERCOURSE.
In anal sex, most gay men now use condoms to protect themselves and their partners. If you are gay, we hope that you do too. Because the alternative is deadly.
Anal intercouse is probably the easiset way of all to catch AIDS through sex. Whether or not you are already carrying the AIDS virus. It’s even worse if you have lots of partners.
The anal wall is easily scraped, so almost anything that goes into the anus goes straight into the bloodstream. Of course this exposes you to the AIDS virus, but it also gives you other infections that excite your immune system, and That’s what AIDS thrives on.
The safest anal contact is with a condom.
Be sure to use only water based lubricants, such as KY Jelly. Oil based lubricants may damage condoms.
Anal intercouse is only one of the ways to catch AIDS through sex. To learn about the rest cut out and carry the Sexual Safety Card below. Or call the AIDS Information Line, 587-4999.
Be part of the new gay spirit. Follow the new rules of the road.
THE SEXUAL SAFETY CARD.
Mutual masturbation, Dry kissing, Body rubbing, Unshared sex toys
Using a condom during intercouse, Deep kissing, External watersports
Intercourse without a condom, Fisting, Rimming, Oral sex, Watersports swallowed, Shared sex toys
Any activity that involves the exchange of body fluids may be dangerous. Any activity that weakens the body, such as drug or alcohol use, should be avoided.
Northwest AIDS Foundation, AIDS Information Line 587-4909
PLEASE BE SAFE.
THE NORTHWEST AIDS FOUNDATION
P.O.Box 3449, Seattle WA 98114, This advertisement was prepared by the Northwest AIDS Foundation with support from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policies of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.