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A. You will need to contact Knowsley Council and ask to speak with the Commissioner’s secretary.
A. To use a male condom correctly, follow these steps: - carefully open the foil packaging that the condom is wrapped in, taking care not to tear the condom - hold the tip of the condom between your forefinger and thumb to make sure it is put on - the right way round, and that no air is trapped inside (the condom may split if air is trapped inside) - place the condom over the tip of the penis - while squeezing the tip of the condom, roll it down over the length of the erect penis - if the condom will not unroll, it is probably on inside out – start again with a new condom as there may be sperm on it. For more information visit this page: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception-guide/pages/how-do-i-use-condom.aspx
A. To use a female condom, follow these steps: carefully remove the female condom from its packaging, taking care not to tear it place the closed end of the condom into the vagina, holding the soft inner ring between your forefinger or middle finger and thumb use your other hand to separate the folds of skin (labia) around the vagina, then put the squeezed ring into the vagina put your index or middle finger or both in the open end of the condom until the inner ring can be felt and push the condom as far up the vagina as possible, with the outer ring lying against the outside of the vagina the outer ring of the condom should rest closely on the outside of the vagina at all times during sex – if the outer ring gets pushed inside the vagina, stop and put it back in the right place make sure that the penis enters the condom – take care to ensure that the penis does not go between the condom and the wall of the vagina For more information on contraception visit this page: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception-guide/pages/how-do-i-use-condom.aspx
A. For a step-by-step guide, please visit this wikipage: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Condom
A. Sexual health line on 0300 123 7123 for confidential information and advice on sexual health Worth Talking About on 0300 123 29 30 for advice on contraception, sexual health and relationships (Mon-Fri 2pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-4pm) Brook on 0808 802 1234 for confidential sexual health information and advice for young people under 25 (Mon-fri 11am-3pm) You can also read and download leaflets about all STIs from the FPA website, or google sexual health and read other professional health sites for general information.
A. If you have had trichomoniasis and it has been treated, you will not be immune to the infection and you can get it again. Like any sexually transmitted infection (STI), the best way to prevent trichomoniasis is to have safe sex. This means always using a condom. The following measures will help protect you from trichomoniasis and most other STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhoea. They will also help prevent you passing it on to your partner: - Use condoms (male or female) every time you have vaginal or anal sex. - If you have oral sex, cover the penis with a condom or the female genitals with a latex or polyurethane square (a dam). - If you are a woman and rub your vulva against your female partner’s vulva, one of you should cover your genitals with a dam. - Avoid sharing sex toys. If you do share them, wash them or cover them with a new condom before anyone else uses them. - If you are not sure how to use condoms correctly, read more about how to use a condom or call the FPA (see below) for advice. - If you have been diagnosed with trichomoniasis, make sure both you and your partner are treated, and that any sex toys you have used are cleaned. Getting tested: If you are sexually active, go for regular sexual health check-ups. You can get an appointment by visiting your local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic. Find your local sexual health clinic. If you notice any signs or symptoms of an STI, avoid having sex and visit your GP or GUM clinic as soon as possible.
A. You should avoid having sex while you are being treated for trichomoniasis, as you may become reinfected. If you were prescribed a single dose of antibiotics, you need to avoid having sex for seven days after you have taken the medication. It is very important that your current sexual partner and any other recent partners are also tested and treated. If your sexual partner is not treated, this increases the risk of reinfection.
A. Trichomoniasis is caused by a tiny single-celled parasite (an organism that lives off another living being) called Trichomonas vaginalis. In women: This parasite mainly infects the vagina and urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body). In men: The infection most commonly affects the urethra, but the head of the penis or prostate gland (a gland near the bladder that helps produce semen) can become infected in some cases. The parasite is usually spread by having unprotected sex (without using a condom), although it can also be spread by sharing sex toys. You do not have to have many sexual partners to catch trichomoniasis. Anyone who is sexually active can catch it and pass it on. Trichomoniasis cannot be passed on through oral or anal sex, kissing, hugging, sharing cups, plates or cutlery, toilet seats or towels. The best way to prevent trichomoniasis is to have safer sex. This means always using a condom when having sex, covering any sex toys you use with a condom, and washing sex toys after use.