Sex work, sex & STIs
You don't want to get an STI during your work. Therefore always protect yourself by using a condom for vaginal, anal and oral sex. On this page you can find information about proper condom use, what to do when a condom breaks and information about STI-tests.
Proper use of a condom
Prevent a condom from splitting by learning how to put it on properly.
Practice makes perfect!
When working as a prostitute, make sure that you pay extra attention to the following:
• Roll the condom over the penis and take care if you have long nails
• Use a fresh condom for each sex act
• Change the condom after having sex for 15 minutes
• Always use lubricants and use extra lubricant for anal sex.
After a torn condom
• Don’t panic!
Applying condom with your mouth
- Pout your lips
- Take the tip (reservoir) of the condom into your mouth. Hold the tip between your tongue and your palate. Don't use your teeth!
- Put your mouth, with the condom in it, around the head of the erect penis.
- Let go of the tip en push the edge of the condom a little bit down with your lips. Roll the condom further down with your mouth.
- From this moment on you can use your hands. Rolling down the condom completely with your mouth can be difficult.
- Practice makes ... a very satisfied client!
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A torn condom could mean a risk of hiv, although the likelihood is not big.
Visit your local community health service (GGD) for a proper risk assessment. There may be a reason to treat you with anti-hiv drugs – PEP.