Testing and Safety
LOCAL TESTING AND SAFE SEX
Contact these Kansas City organizations for affordable STD/STI testing. Stay safe!
Most Planned Parenthood facilities utilize a sliding income based pay scale. Have your insurance information, a pay stub, or other proof of income ready when you call or visit. Planned Parenthood policies do require them to inform you of the cost before treating you. They are gender inclusive. Appointments can be made online or over the phone.
Planned Parenthood : Northland
2900 NE 60th St Suite 100, Gladstone, MO 64119
Planned Parenthood : Independence Health Center
815 N Noland Rd #6, Independence MO, 64050
Planned Parenthood : Patty Brous Health Center
1001 Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd. Kansas City, MO, 641110
Planned Parenthood : Comprehensive Health Center
4401 W 109th Street #100 Overland Park, KS, 66211
Planned Parenthood : Wyandotte
6013 Leavenworth Rd, Kansas City, KS 66104
KC CARE CLINIC
A detailed online directory. Search KC Care utilizes a sliding income based pay scale. Have your insurance information, a pay stub, or other proof of income ready when you call or visit. Appointments are made over the phone.(Their Midtown location offers walk in testing Monday through Friday.)
The KC Care clinics use a single phone line. Contact them at 816-753-5144.
KC Care : Northeast
4601 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124
KC Care : Crossroads
1600 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
KC Care : Midtown
3515 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
FIND YOUR CONDOM SIZE
Most people don't know that condoms come in a complex range of sizes beyond the standard fit! Condom sizing is comparable to bra sizing. If you've been struggling with condom discomfort, then these condom fitting options by our recommended condom brand might change your world.
HOW TO USE CONDOMS BETTER
Before any genital contact, put the condom on the tip of the erect penis with the rolled side out.
Don't forget the tip! If the condom does not have a reservoir tip, pinch the tip enough to leave a half-inch space for semen to collect.
To make the process more pleasurable, take time to stroke and massage the penis as you roll the condom upward. Many people with penises enjoy it when a partner puts the condom on them.
Use a new condom for every act of vaginal, anal and oral sex throughout the entire sex act! When used from start to finish, condoms prevent STDs and the pregnancies that could occur from pre-ejaculatory fluid. Also known as pre-cum, many people with penises leak this sperm containing fluid even before orgasm.
After ejaculation and before the penis gets soft, grip the rim of the condom and carefully withdraw. Then gently pull the condom off the penis, making sure that semen doesn’t spill out. Wet wipes are a helpful commodity to have on hand when cleaning any genitals after sexual activity.
If you feel the condom break at any point during sexual activity, stop immediately, withdraw, remove the broken condom. A broken condom situation is often accompanied by confusion or high emotions, so take a break from sexual activity to cool down and process your feelings before moving on.
Ensure that adequate lubrication is always used during vaginal and anal sex. Flavored lubricants are unsafe for vaginal sex, as they can cause bacterial infections. Oil-based lubricants (e.g., petroleum jelly, shortening, mineral oil, massage oils, body lotions, and cooking oil) should not be used for the same reason, and also because they can weaken latex and cause a condom to break.
For more information on how to use a condom correctly, visit CDC’s Condom Effectiveness web site.