safe sex


boring sex.

Get Condoms: as far as safer-sex tools go, condoms are number one, and we always stock a wide variety.

why use ‘em?

Condoms prevent the spread of HIV.


Using a condom correctly every time you have anal or vaginal sex is the most effective way to prevent the spread of HIV and other STI’s such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Herpes.


In order to get the most protection out of condoms they need to be used correctly:


• Keep condoms out of extreme cold or heat—his includes your back pocket

• Check  the expiration date and seal

• Pinch the reservoir tip and roll it down to the base of your dick

• Don’t double-up on condoms and avoid oil-based lubricants—they wear out the latex

• Hold on to the condom when you pull out

what kinds

Need a condom? How about 8! That’s how many different types of condoms we carry.   Here’s a highlight of some of the condoms we have available in the community:


Extra Pleasure condoms have an over-sized tip. Because the tip is over-sized, it is less constricting on your dick and feels more “natural”. Extra large condoms are for big boys—remember that’s girth, not length! It’s the largest condom we carry. Flavored condoms range from chocolate to mint to strawberry, but we only recommend using them for oral sex.


You may have heard of the female condom, or as we like to call it, the bottom condom. The bottom condom is great for anyone looking to bottom. Once you insert it in your butt, you can wear it for up to 8 hours before you have sex, so no hassle when you’re ready to “get it on”!


Other condoms we carry include snugger fit, ribbed pleasure, tuxedo, ultra thin, non-latex and regular. Bet you can’t try just one! Figure out what condoms fit you best and help you reduce your risk.


where to get ‘em?

Where can you find free condoms? Why, at the Minnesota AIDS Project of course! If you need condoms and lube for your own personal use, just stop by the front desk at MAP and the AIDSLine will hook you up.


If you need condoms and lube for a special event, such as a play party, please contact a PrideAlive team member, or email your request to We can only answer requests from within the Twin Cities metro area.


You can also snag yourself one of PrideAlive’s safer-sex kits during one of our outreach shifts at gay bars downtown. Check our calendar to stay up-to-date with PrideAlive’s outreach schedule.

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