Double Protection: A Myth or a Must?

Love/Sex Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

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Double protection: when at least two forms of contraception are used between sexual partners to protect against not only pregnancy, but also Sexually Transmitted Infections. Source: @drunkwhitebae via Twitter

We’ve all seen the safe-sex posters plastered around campus, but how often is it really that sexually active college-aged individuals practice not just safe sex, but sex that is dually protected? When one ponders the definition of safe sex, the most instant reaction is to define it as protection against unplanned pregnancy. It is often disregarded that practicing protection against Sexually Transmitted Infections is just as pertinent to one’s well-being, and in order to prevent both of these potential unwanted risks at once, two forms of contraception are necessary.

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