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How To Use A Condom

STEP #1: CHECK, UNWRAP & ORIENT Ensure that both parties have expressed enthusiastic consent. CHECK the expiry date on the condom wrapper. If it’s not expired, UNWRAP the condom from...

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101: Abortion

101: Abortion

Abortion 101 At Jems, we believe access to abortion and reproductive care is a human right and should be responsive, caring, non-judgmental and trauma-informed.  Being a Canadian company, we recognize...

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101: Getting the Monkeypox* Vaccine

101: Getting the Monkeypox* Vaccine

A Conversation about the Monkeypox* Virus, Vaccine, and Safer Sex Practices with SJ Stephens SJ Stephens (they/he, elle/él) is a 22-year-old Wellesley College student born and raised in Los Angeles, CA....

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Uncut Jems: Self-Advocacy is Sexy

Uncut Jems: Self-Advocacy is Sexy

By Taylor Neal I'm 25. I've been sexually active for over ten years now and over this period my sexuality has fluctuated and changed almost as many times as my hairstyle....

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101: First Date Safety

101: First Date Safety

By Emory Oakley First dates are challenging for so many reasons, but safety can be a concern for many people – especially when meeting in person for the first time....

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Uncut Jems: Marlowe Granados

Uncut Jems: Marlowe Granados

by Marlowe Granados, Advice Columnist and Author of Happy Hour I have a distinct memory of being a teenager crossing a major intersection and reaching into my handbag only to have...

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101: PrEP

101: PrEP

What is PrEP? PrEP is a daily medication that lowers your chances of getting HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) from sex or sharing needles. Taken correctly, PrEP is 99%...

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Uncut Jems: My Rubber Cock

Uncut Jems: My Rubber Cock

At Jems, we know no amount of study can replace real life experience (though hearing from someone real, who we can relate to, is also very very helpful).  It’s this...

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101: Anal Play

101: Anal Play

What are anal sex and anal play? AKA ‘anal’ or ‘butt stuff,’ anal play is any sexual activity that includes your butt. Anyone – any gender and any sexual orientation...

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Boundaries Factsheet

Boundaries Factsheet

In this factsheet, we’ll discuss: What is a boundary? Different types of boundaries (physical, emotional, sexual…) How to set boundaries, including phrases to use  What to do when your boundaries...

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Consent Factsheet: Part 2

Consent Factsheet: Part 2

Don’t miss our first post on consent, in which we discussed what sexual consent looks, feels, and sounds like, with tools on how to negotiate consent with our partner(s) and...

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