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How to use a condom

Condoms are a barrier method of contraception -  they prevent the transfer of bodily fluids. A barrier method of contraception uses a physical barrier to prevent the sperm from getting to the egg. It also prevents body fluids (semen, vaginal fluid...) from being transferred between [...]

How to use an internal condom

Contraception or birth control comes in many different forms and methods, but they are all similar in that they are used to prevent pregnancy occurring as a result of having sex. There are many different forms of contraception, it is important that you find the one(s) that work for [...]

How to deal with period pains…

Some things that help to alleviate period pains and cramps: Lying down, some women prefer to lie on their side and curl up Gently rubbing your tummy Mild exercise and light stretching Taking painkillers which contain ibuprofen - your pharmacist can advise you on which type would suit you [...]

How to decide between sanitary pads or tampons

Some people prefer tampons, some prefer pads. It is up to you to decide which suits you best. Some women would switch between using tampons during the day, or if they were doing any physical activity, and then use pads during the evening and while they were in bed. Some [...]

Decide on what form of contraception to use…

There are many different methods of contraception currently available in Ireland. The type that works best for you will depend on your health and circumstances. There are three different categories of contraceptives: barrier methods, hormonal methods and non-hormonal methods. Barrier methods act as a barrier and reduce the likelihood [...]

Ask for hormonal contraception, i.e. the pill, the bar etc…

If you are 16 years or over, you can go to your doctor or to the family planning clinic to ask to go on a hormonal type of contraception. If you are 15 or younger, you will need consent from your parent.

How to ask for condoms in the shop

Unlike hormonal forms of contraception, there is no legal age limit to buying condoms in Ireland. However, shops do have the right to refuse to sell you anything, so if a very young person was to buy condoms, understandably this might set off some alarm bells. Condoms are usually [...]

Decide what condoms to use

Condoms that you find in most Irish pharmacies are designed to fit the average penis size in Ireland: 5.1 inches when erect (hard). It is important that you know what size condom suits you. The condom should fit snugly around the base of the erect penis. If it is [...]

Use a Tampon

You might feel a bit nervous the very first time you use a tampon, but don’t worry, that's normal! It can be especially nervy if you are not fully sure about how to use a tampon properly. Read on to learn more about tampons and how to use them. [...]

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