|Street names||Dry sex, dry humping, clothes on sex, no PIV, PIV critical, Oral sex, Anal sex|
|Medical names||Outercourse, penetrative abstinence|
|It lasts||Needs to be considered every time you have sex|
|Who can use it?||People of all ages|
|Visibility||The method requires commitment from sexual partners to avoid PIV|
|STIs||No protection ?|
|Where to get it||Consider visiting a reproductive and sexual health clinic for advice|
How does it work?
Sperm can be released from a penis before and during orgasm. If a naked penis does not touch a naked vulva, sperm cannot enter the vagina. This prevents pregnancy.
You and your sexual partners need to discuss, plan for, and commit to this method for it to work as a contraceptive.
You will still need to consider the risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) every time you have sex.
What’s it like?
Some people prefer sexual activity which does not involve PIV sex. Sexual stimulation and orgasm can be achieved through a variety of other activities. These include:
- Intimate touching
- Masturbating alone or together
- Using or sharing sex toys
- Oral sex
- Anal sex
Remember that you can contract Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) through bodily fluids, sharing of sex toys, and skin on skin contact. Consider STI prevention methods like gloves and dental dams.
What if I forget about it?
You may need to consider emergency contraception and an STI check.
Who can use it?
Anyone can use it.
This is a method that requires careful planning and commitment. If PIV sex is desirable to either partner, another contraceptive method may be more suitable.
You need to be highly aware of your body and alternative sexual activities.
How and where to get it
Make an appointment with a reproductive and sexual health clinic or your local doctor for a health assessment and to discuss alternative sexual activity options.
What if you change your mind
Visit a reproductive and sexual health clinic or your local doctor to discuss your other contraceptive options.