Sex, Safety, and STI Frequently Asked Questions | GenderWellness

Sex, Safety, and STI: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities can lead to the spread of HIV?

What is PrEP and how does it lower my risk of contracting HIV?

What is the difference between PrEP and PEP?

What are good tools to prevent sexually transmitted infections?

What precautions should I take with sex toys?

How can I learn about my HIV status? How often should I be tested?

What are the most important steps to safe dating and sex?


Within the trans community, language around bodies and gender is continually evolving. In the creation of this site, we strived to use the most current and respectful language possible. In some cases, we used traditional anatomical language such as penis and vagina (without an assumption about gender identity) to make things clear. Please keep in mind that people may use different language for their body parts than you have heard or than is listed on this site. Be respectful of each trans person’s language choice. When in doubt, ask what language is preferred.