Using a condom can increase pleasure. Why? You spend less time worrying about STDs.
Male and Female condoms are the only birth control methods that can prevent pregnancy and STDs. 
What’s great about condoms?
Prevention: They protect against many different types of STDs including HIV.
Convenient: Condoms are easy to pick up at a Planned Parenthood health center or buy at a drugstore and can even be mailed to your home through the Condom Access Program!  Click here to find out more!
Discrete: Condoms are easy to find, easy to store, and easy to carry around for whenever you need them!
If not used correctly, condoms can break.  To prevent breakage or slippage, make sure you check for proper placement, and size. Check to make sure the condom wrapper isn’t torn and the condom doesn’t have any holes. If your condom has been in your purse or wallet forever, get a new one!!  Lubrication can help and make sex more enjoyable too!

Using a condom can increase pleasure. Why? You spend less time worrying about STDs.

Male and Female condoms are the only birth control methods that can prevent pregnancy and STDs.

What’s great about condoms?

  • Prevention: They protect against many different types of STDs including HIV.
  • Convenient: Condoms are easy to pick up at a Planned Parenthood health center or buy at a drugstore and can even be mailed to your home through the Condom Access Program!  Click here to find out more!
  • Discrete: Condoms are easy to find, easy to store, and easy to carry around for whenever you need them!

If not used correctly, condoms can break.  To prevent breakage or slippage, make sure you check for proper placement, and size. Check to make sure the condom wrapper isn’t torn and the condom doesn’t have any holes. If your condom has been in your purse or wallet forever, get a new one!!  Lubrication can help and make sex more enjoyable too!

Today is Spirit Day, and here at PPLA we want to show our support for all those who take a stand against bullying, today and every day. 
Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Purple symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag, so show your spirit today by wearing purple and sharing this image!
Planned Parenthood health centers are dedicated to giving people of all sexual orientations and identities high quality, affordable, and sensitive health care. If you have more questions about the LGBTQ-friendly services in your area, your local Planned Parenthood health center may be able to help. You may also find a LGBTQ-friendly health care provider through the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
Find out more at: 
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/lgbtq


 

Today is Spirit Day, and here at PPLA we want to show our support for all those who take a stand against bullying, today and every day. 

Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Purple symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag, so show your spirit today by wearing purple and sharing this image!

Planned Parenthood health centers are dedicated to giving people of all sexual orientations and identities high quality, affordable, and sensitive health care. If you have more questions about the LGBTQ-friendly services in your area, your local Planned Parenthood health center may be able to help. You may also find a LGBTQ-friendly health care provider through the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

Find out more at: 

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/lgbtq

 

(via huffpostteen)

We all have the right to be ourselves. This means expressing all the things that come along with being human.
Emotions aren’t things that are only for girls, emotions are part of being human. It is normal to feel sad, angry, upset, and even jealous sometimes.

While everyone feels these things, it’s important to not take our feelings or worries out on someone else. When choosing friends or partners, try to pick people who understand this and give you the space to be your whole self.

We all have the right to be ourselves. This means expressing all the things that come along with being human.

Emotions aren’t things that are only for girls, emotions are part of being human. It is normal to feel sad, angry, upset, and even jealous sometimes.

While everyone feels these things, it’s important to not take our feelings or worries out on someone else. When choosing friends or partners, try to pick people who understand this and give you the space to be your whole self.

Did you know that 1 in 2 young people will get an STD by the age of 25! 

There are young people who have STDs. That’s why it is really important to get tested regularly every 6-12 months or before becoming sexual with a new partner. 

Many STDs are curable and all are treatable, so take the leap and get tested today!

thebasehrbi:

glsen:

Today is the first day of GLSEN’s Ally Week, and we’re pumped to get talking about what it means to be an ally to LGBT youth.

Allyship is more than supporting marriage equality or having a gay friend. Allyship means advocating for others whose experiences you may not share, supporting others unconditionally, and learning when it’s your place to step in — and when it’s not. 

Our pals at BuzzFeed are helping us share some tips on how to be a better ally to LGBT youth and others. We’re spending this week teaching our allies what we need from them, and hoping they’ll do their part to spread the word, too. 

Ally Week is about taking to the time to make yourself a better ally! Whether that means speaking up in spaces where marginalized people have no access, or taking a step back and listening to what the LGBTQA community has to say, use this week to make LGBTQA History Month more meaningful for everyone!

In today’s Fact Friday we will talk about pregnancy options.  
If someone thinks they may be pregnant, the first step is to take a pregnancy test. Women whose home pregnancy tests show they are pregnant often go to a health care provider to have the results confirmed.
If someone is pregnant, they have three options to think about — abortion, adoption, and parenting. Planned Parenthood’s website is a good place to find accurate information and resources about each of these options. 
Reading and learning about each one will help you get the facts and may help you if you need to make a decision when it comes to pregnancy. Only the pregnant person can decide what is right for them. Pregnant people often find it helpful to talk it through with someone else. They may choose to talk with a partner or a trusted family member or friend. 
Family planning clinics, like your local Planned Parenthood health center, have specially trained staff who can talk with you about all of your options. 

In today’s Fact Friday we will talk about pregnancy options.  

If someone thinks they may be pregnant, the first step is to take a pregnancy test. Women whose home pregnancy tests show they are pregnant often go to a health care provider to have the results confirmed.

If someone is pregnant, they have three options to think about  abortionadoption, and parentingPlanned Parenthood’s website is a good place to find accurate information and resources about each of these options.

Reading and learning about each one will help you get the facts and may help you if you need to make a decision when it comes to pregnancy. Only the pregnant person can decide what is right for them. Pregnant people often find it helpful to talk it through with someone else. They may choose to talk with a partner or a trusted family member or friend.

Family planning clinics, like your local Planned Parenthood health center, have specially trained staff who can talk with you about all of your options. 

halftheskymovement:

John Legend, Michael Skolnic, Hudson Taylor and Bayo Adafin are just a few of the men who know that sexual assualt is not just a women’s issue — it’s everyone’s issue. All of them have posted powerful messages with the #ItsOnUs campaign that promote consent, call for an end to victim-blaming and challenge other men to join the fight against sexual assault. 

Read more via MTV.

The PPLA Peer Advocates are shocked to find out that 83% of teens did not receive sexual health education before the first time they had sex. 

If you have questions about sexual health, talk to a trusted adult such as a parent, guardian, or counselor.

Or ask the Peer Advocates and staff at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles!