Gloves

  • Use latex , polyurethane or rubber gloves during manual penetration to reduce STI transmission.
  • Change gloves if switching between vaginal penetration and anal penetration or between partners.
  • Gloves can also protect receptive partners from fingernail injuries and insertive partners from naturally occurring bowel germs.

All information on this page has been reviewed by Options for Sexual Health's Director of Clinical Services, Danielle Chard RN, BSN.