Q:Is masterbation good or bad?
A: Masturbation is self-pleasuring oneself sexually, and a healthy normal way to learn about ones body. It is a completely normal and healthy exploration, and there’s no risk of pregnancy or STIs.
Q:A friend said that there are flavored condoms for oral sex, is that true?
A: Yes, however, keep in mind that they are not made for vaginal sex and can cause yeast infections.
Q:Medically, what is the right time 4 sex?
A: In the state of Washington you cannot give sexual consent until your 16. There is no ‘medical’ right time for sex. Some people may define sex differently, so that’s an important question around communication, and if you can’t comfortably talk about it with someone you trust, then postponement is your best option. There is a general idea of when humans reach mental & physical maturity (around 25), but it varies person to person.
Q:Do you have to wear protection when you are having sex?
A: We highly recommend using protection [such as a barrier method] to prevent pregnancy and/or the spread of STIs. Unless you and your partner(s) have been tested and are clean and are not worried about pregnancy, then you can have a conversation about not using them. If you are unconcerned about pregnancy, keep in mind that STIs can still be spread.
Q:How fast does a women take to make milk?
A: Women generally begin to produce milk during pregnancy, and throughout the time they are breast feeding. However, some women don’t produce breast milk throughout breast feeding, or don’t produce it at all. It varies person to person, and there is no ‘normal’.
Q:Does a condom work?
A: A condom is 98% effective at preventing pregnancy, and if used correctly can prevent STIs, such as HIV, by 98-99%. Keep in mind that these statistics require that you know how to correctly use a condom, so make sure that you are aware before engaging in sexual activities.