Condom FAQs

How do I get free condoms in Wyoming?

There are three options to get free condoms:

  1. Clinics – available at any clinic listed here.
  2. Condom Dispensers – find the closest one to you by clicking here.
  3. Mail – you can order a condom mailer packet here.

How do I use a male condom?

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Will people know what is in the package?

You will receive a plain, padded envelope sent to the name and address you provide. The outside does not say anything about condoms or Knowyo.org.

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What comes in the package?

You will receive 10 Latex condoms, water-based lube and some reading material about HIV/STDs and how to get tested. You should receive your condom mailer within 10 business days. If you did not receive your package, please email: cdusupplies@wyo.gov.

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How does lube help?

Lubrication reduces friction, less friction means the condom is less likely to break. It also makes it less likely you will transmit or becoming infected with HIV or and STD. Always use water based lube with latex condoms.

How should I store the condoms?

They should be kept in a cool, dry place away from direct pressure or sunlight. Wallets, cars, backpacks, and the bottom of your purse should all be avoided. If you take good care of your condoms they will help take care of you!

How do condoms help me have safer sex?

Condoms help protect you by preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from passing from one person to another during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Condoms are also a type of birth control that help prevent pregnancy, and can be used with other birth control methods. Learn more about using condoms. Condoms are not 100% effective so other prevention methods should be used.

What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and how can I avoid getting one?

Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are diseases spread from any type of sexual contact including vaginal, anal, or oral. HIV, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV, herpes, hepatitis B and syphilis are all types of STDs.

Are condoms 100% effective in preventing HIV/STDs and pregnancy?

When condoms are used correctly they protect you and your partner pretty well, but do not prevent HIV/STDs and pregnancy 100% of the time. Choosing not to have sex is the only 100% effective way to avoid pregnancy and HIV/STDs. Here are some other ways to prevent HIV/ STDs and pregnancy.

How do I know if I have HIV or an STD?

Most people who have chlamydia or gonorrhea do not feel sick. The only way to know for sure is to get tested. Find a clinic where you can get low or no-cost confidential testing and treatment near you.

 

   
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