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Sunny’s Time of the Month

7 June 2019

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Welcome, to the first ever installment of our super, (totally not) secret, safe-sex sanctuary!

This time of the month, we’re covering the basics by providing you guys all with some summary information of safe sex clinics in your states, as well as available contraception.
So feel free to strip down and get comfy, as we begin the adventure into sexuality, kinks and fetishes, sex health and the importance of loving yourself on a sensual level!

NSW Safe Sex

Family Planning NSW:

The website has factsheets on all types of contraceptives. They also have google maps directing you to their closest clinic. General check-ups, Pap Smears, PCOS management, insertions of implanons, and follow-up appointments are bulk billed.

Available Contraceptives:

Over the Counter Male Condoms, Female Condoms & Spermicidal Lube
Prescription Oral contraceptive Pill, Vaginal Ring, Contraceptive Implant, Contraceptive injection, IUD, Contraceptive diaphragm,
QLD Safe Sex

Queensland Sexual health:
The website has information on all different areas of sexual health, including Safe Sex, Contraception, STI’s, Contact tracing, Free testing, family planning and sexual health for young people.

Over the Counter Male and female condoms, spermicidal lube, emergency contraception.
Prescription The Pill, contraceptive implant, contraceptive injections, IUD, emergency contraception
SA Safe Sex

SA Health – Sexual health services:

SA health lists numerous points of contact within South Australia that provide sexual health assistance. They link you to SHINE SA which is a comprehensive range of sexual health services. SAMESH which provides support, education and training about sexual health and HIV. Metropolitan Youth Health Service, is apart of the free womens and childrens health network, providing confidential services specifically for people aged 12-25. Yarrow Place is an agency designed for Rape and Sexual Assault assistance.Women’s health Service provides clinical, emotional and well-being services for women by women. Finally, they link you to the HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis Triage Hotline, 24/7 hotline for all people who have or think they have been exposed to HIV.

Over the Counter Male and Female Condoms, Spermicidal lube, diaphragm (suggested to seek assistance with it), Emergency Contraception
Prescription The vaginal ring (Nuva-Ring), Emergency Contraception, Contraceptive Implant, IUD, Injectable Contraception, The Pill, the progestogen-only pill, permanent contraception (sterilisation).
VIC Safe Sex

Family Planning Victoria:

FPV provides an insightful site that provides information on numerous areas of sexual health and family planning. They provide links to various sex health clinics throughout Victoria.

Over the Counter Male and Female condoms, Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Spermicidal Lube, Diaphragm.
Prescription Sterilisation, Oral contraceptive pills, vaginal ring, IUD, contraceptive implant.
WA Safe Sex

Healthy WA:

Healthy WA lists numerous links to different areas regarding sexual health. They direct you to safe sex, cervical screening, contraception, fertility awareness, relationship, sex and other stuff, sterilization, and a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex.

Over the Counter Male and Female condoms, Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Spermicidal Lube, Diaphragm.
Prescription Sterilisation, Oral contraceptive pills, vaginal ring, IUD, contraceptive implant.
NT Safe Sex

Family Planning Welfare Association:

Family Planning Welfare Association is a simple, straightforward site that directs you their services, information on pregnancy, abortion, sexual health, training courses and how to hire a training room. They note that medical termination pills and surgical termination are both offered in NT for women who do wish to terminate their pregnancy.

Over the Counter Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Male and female condoms, spermicidal lube, diaphragm.
Prescription Contraceptive Implant, IUD, oral contraceptive pills, Vaginal Ring, contraceptive injection,
TAS Safe Sex

Department of Health and Human Services:

Tassies Health services were one of the only sites to directly offer links for Transgender Services and Tasmania Gender Service! They provide information on the services they offer, including the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of STI’s, Hep A and B vaccinations, psychologists and counsellors who are trained in all areas of sexual health, from gender identity, sexual abuse, kinks and safe sex practices.

Over the Counter Male and Female condoms, Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Spermicidal Lube, Diaphragm.
Prescription Sterilisation, Oral contraceptive pills, vaginal ring, IUD, contraceptive implant.
New Zealand Safe Sex

New Zealand Family Planning

NZ Family Planning is a supportive website that offers links to all types of contraceptives, nearby clinics, products and courses. They also offer curriculum-aligned teaching resources!
Lucky for you, if you’re under 22, NZ family planning clinic visits are FREE! What better incentive to check in and make sure your sexual health is up to scratch! You don’t even need to have had intercourse to warrant a check, as they can screen for cervix cancer and other health issues also.

Over the Counter Over the Counter Male and female condoms, spermicidal lube, emergency contraception.
Prescription Prescription The Pill, contraceptive implant, contraceptive injections, IUD, emergency contraception, Permanent Contraception (Vasectomy for men, Tubal Ligation for Women).

Emergency Contraception:

The well known “Morning after Pill”. In NSW, two different types of pill are available at your closest pharmacy and family planning center as an over the counter option. The first pill is to be used up to 72 hours (3 days) after intercourse, and the second pill is to be used up to 120 hours ( 5 days) after intercourse. It can be bought over the counter at your local pharmacist or chemist, or through your local doctor or sexual health clinic.

Note some practices that Won’t work as a contraceptive!
  • The pull out method.
  • Standing up whilst having sex.
  • Attempting to “rinse” out your vagina after sex.
  • Taking a hot bath. Bubbles or not.
  • Using plastic cling film instead of a proper condom.
  • Asking the baby-stork to not bring you a baby this month.
  • Bribing your uterus to just not release an egg this month.
  • Literally anything that’s not a medically approved method!

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