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Operations Hours

Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2nd/4th Sat 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Barriers

Barriers can reduce the risk of contracting sexually trasmitted infection and disease (STI/STD). Their effectiveness can be affected by factors such as if the barrier was used correctly, knowing the status of your partner(s), and the type of STI/STD. The types of barriers listed below are the ones that we offer at LGBT+ Center Kissimmee. These are all free of charge—no questions asked. Unless approval has been given beforehand, we only ask that clients take only what they need and for personal (i.e not resale) purposes only. Discrete brown paper bags are used for packaging. If you have any questions, feel free to call, email, contact us on social media, or ask on-site personnel. It’s what we’re here for.

►Do not store condoms in your wallet as heat and friction can damage them. These should be stored in a cool, dry place. Before using, make sure there are no tears or defects. Check the expiration date and don’t use if expired.

►The condoms we provide are compatible with water- and silicone-based lube. Oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, and cooking oil will cause the condom to break.

►Do not use more than one condom at a time (this can actually make the condoms break more easily due to friction), reuse condoms, or use one with more than one person. These actions can defeat the purpose of the condom. We’ll happily provide you more.

►Please dispose properly. If you flush it, it can clog your plumbing and you’ll be met with a bill you wouldn’t have needed to pay.

External Condoms

Companies: One®, Atlas®, Trojan®, and more.

Company: LifeStyles®. While some brands of non-latex condoms can be used with oil-based lubricants, this one cannot.

Company: One®. These do not have sweetners or sugars on them. Thus, unlike some brands of oral condoms, these may be used with insertive sex.

Internal Condoms

FC2

Contrary to the name, this can be used regardless of gender. It was originally and approved for vaginal sex; however, it has also found use for anal sex. FC2 is latex-free and can be used with water, silicone (already precoated), and oil-based lube. When using FC2 for anal or vaginal sex, an external condom is not indicated. Per the manufacturer of FC2, “…the friction caused by the two condoms can lead to tearing of either one or both of the condoms. Also, using one condom (male or internal) provides equal protection to both partners.”

Miscellaneous

Company: Satin®. Available flavors/colors may vary. This is used for cunnilingus or anilingus (e.g. “eating someone out”, “rimming”). Contains latex; however, makeshift dental dams from non-latex condoms can be an option. Makeshift dental dams can be made from external condoms (click on “how to use/cómo usar”).

Per One® product description, this lubricant is compatible with condoms and toys. It contains no parabens, DEA, PEG, oils, dyes, or fragrances. Ingredients: De-Ionized Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Lactic Acid.

Per One® product description, this lubricant is compatible with condoms, but NOT all toys. This is particularly the case with toys that contain silicone. Check your toy’s instructions before use. It is harder to wash off than water-based lube and, thus, may be more suitable for water-based activities. Ingredients: Dimethicone, Dimethiconol.

Like condoms, not all brands of lubricants are made the same. If you are experiencing irritation or discomfort with one, trying a different one may help (keep track of the ingredients). It may also help to test using a little on another part of your skin before using it in more sensitive areas. If the challenge persists, contact us or your healthcare provider.

►In general, this is the order of lubricant types from the easiest to hardest to clean up: water, silicone, and oil (we don’t offer oil-based lube). On the flip slide, the order from the ones that last the longest to the shortest are the reverse. Regular soap and water should wash both water- and silicone-based lube without much difficulty.

Frequently Asked and/or Important Questions

When I use ___ , I feel burning/irritation/itchiness. What can I do?

It is advised to immediately stop using that product. Gently wash the area with soap and water. Each brand and type of condoms/dams/lube may be made differently. You may be sensitive or allergic to a certain ingredient. If trying out different brands, keeping track of the ones that work and don’t will help you narrow down the ingredient(s). It is best to ask to licenced provider if the issue persists. If you contact us, we will try our best to assist you and connect you with the resources you may need.

Can I reuse or “double-dip” condoms?

Reusing a condom/dental dam for more than one partner is dangerous. It defeats the purpose of a condom. Use a new condom for every time and with a new partner.

How do I get condoms at LGBT+ Center Kissimmee?

They’re usually on a desk right beside the entrance. External condoms are often in paper bags labelled. We can provide paper bags for discrete packaging upon request. No questions asked. No payment necessary.

The condom was broken, not used, or taken off (with/without consent). What can I do to protect myself and others around me?

No matter the circumstances, this situation is classified as an event of unprotected sex. If unwanted pregnancy is of concerrn, emergency contraceptives are available at various stores over-the-counter. If contracting HIV is of concern, emergency prophylaxis can be obtained through LGBT+ Center Kissimmee (learn more here), other healthcare providers, and the emergency room. Time is important here.

For individuals who suspect, feel, believe, or know that they’ve been sexually assaulted (e.g. domestic violence, rape, “stealthing”), it is important to know your options for your safety and health. To learn more, click here (English) or here (Spanish). We take these matters seriously at LGBT+ Center Kissimmee and are committed to trying our best to help you out.

THE CENTER IS A 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION. THE CENTER'S REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH11373. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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