The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 09, 1993, Image 2

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Campus Page 2 The Battalion Tuesday, March 9,1993 W Health Tips Helpful advice for using a condom By RON WEBB Special To The Battalion Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and many other sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) are on the rise and threaten all sexually active people. The only absolute way to avoid STD's is to abstain from sex. That means no sex, no genital contact of any kind. This is the safe option, and it is the option that many at Texas A&M choose, but many students are sexually active. For those who are, using condoms from the beginning to the end of sexual activity is the best protection. The following are some helpful hints for usjng a condom properly. Choose the right kind of condom - latex condoms. Studies have shown that latex condoms with nonoxynol-9 spermicide can assist in preventing the transmission of STD's. Lambskin condoms are made of animal tissue which has small pores and allows the passage of STD's. They should be avoided. Read the condom package and look for the statement "prevention of sexually transmitted diseases." Most brand name condoms do prevent STD's. Still, many of the novelty condoms, such as flavored or glow-in-the-dark condoms and those that don't have spermicide are not effective against the transmission of STD's. Look for condoms which contain nonoxynol-9 because it helps kill bacteria and viruses that cause STD's as well as kill sperm. Use additional spermicide in conjunction with condoms even if the condom contains spermicide for the added protection from diseases and pregnancy. These spermicides can be purchased at most stores and are usually displayed right next to the condoms. Some people like to add lubricant to the condom to decrease the possibility of the condom breaking. This is a good idea, but the lubricant you choose can actually increase the chance of breaking if you are not careful. Only water-based lubricants, never petroleum-based, should be used. Petroleum-based lubricants break down latex in the condom. Don't use baby oil, petroleum jelly, sun tan oil or Pennzoil. Use a water-based lubricant. KY Jelly is the most well-known water-based lubricant around, but there are many brands. Like spermicides, they are displayed near the condoms. Always check the expiration date on a condom before you use it. This may Always check the expiration date on the condom before you use it. Never use a condom if the expiration date has passed. — advice from A.P. Beutel cemter require turning on the light or opening the car door, but it will help protect you against STD's. Never use a condom if the expiration date has passed. Check for defects when using a condom. If the condom sticks to itself or is gummy, don't use it. You should also check the tip of the condom for any other damage that may be apparent (brittleness, tears, or holes). Vending machine condoms should be judged by the same criteria. Handling the condom is important, especially opening the package. If you have long fingernails or if in the throes of passion use your teeth to open the package, be careful not to puncture or damage the condom. A new condom should be used each time you have a sexual encounter of any type - this means, oral, anal and vaginal intercourse. The condom should be used from the start to finish of all sexual encounters. The proper steps in making a condom maximally effective are: • Use a new condom for every act of intercourse. • If the penis is uncircumcised, pull the foreskin back before putting the condom on. • Put the condom on after the penis is erect and before any contact between the penis and any part of the partner's body. • If using recommended spermicide, put a small amount on the inside tip of the condom. • If the condom does not have a reservoir or half-inch tip, place the condom on the penis and unroll the condom all the way to the base of the penis. Put more spermicide or lubricant on the outside of the condom. • If you feel the condom break during intercourse, stop immediately and pull out. Do not continue until you have put on a new condom and used more spermicide. • After ejaculation, but before the penis gets soft, hold the condom at the base of the penis and carefully withdraw from your partner. • To remove the condom from the penis, pull off gently, being careful semen doesn't spill out. • To dispose of the condom, wrap the condom in a tissue and throw it in the trash. Condoms may cause problems in sewers, don't flush them down the toilet. Afterwards, wash your hands with soap and water. • Finally, beware of drugs and alcohol. They can affect your judgment so you may forget to use a condom or have sex with someone you otherwise wouldn't. Drugs and alcohol may even affect your ability to use a condom properly. -vi rv *t*. $500 and $2000 grants are available from the Institute of International Education (HE) for study abroad. For more information and an application, come to 251 Bizzell West, Wednesday March 10, at 2:00. Application deadline is April 12 Study Abroad Programs; 161 Bizzell Hall West; 845-0544 CRAWFISH AND CHUGGER NIGHT 7 - 10 $1. 50 a dz. crawfish $2. 50 32 oz. chugger Live music with Mickey and Kyle £ O CA CO C5 05 ’!“H cq 05 05 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY THE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SERIES PRESENTS Cfiristopfieren 9{pmura Baritone 'Kayo Izvama, piano In a program including works by Brahms. Ravel and Barber. TUESDAY, MARCH 9 RUDDER THEATRE, 8:00 PM Tickets available at the MSC Box Office and Foley's. Adults - $8.00 Students & Seniors - S5.00 For information call 845-1234 or 845-3355. 1993 Off Campus Housing Fair r THROUGH 1'OIIR HOUSING SEAM Wednesday March 10th 10:00 a.m. •4:30 p.m. First Floor of the MSC Sponsored by the Off Campus Center and Off Campus Aggies Live Broadcast by KTSR. 92.5 FM Free Frizes will *t>e given scwecyl Campus TAAC presents award for research The Texas Association of Agricultural Consultants (TAAC) has named Dr. Frederick Plapp Jr., Texas A&M entomology professor, as their 1992 Public Servant of the Year. The award recognizes Plapp's research into the tobacco budworm's development of resistance to insecticides. The budworm is a major cotton pest in Texas and throughout the southern states. Plapp, who is currently a toxicology research scientist at 'Tie Texas Agricultural ixperiment Station, received the award last January during TAAC's annual meeting. MLK conference seeks participants The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Coordinating Committee is looking for people interested in attending the King Conference in Atlanta, Ga. April 4-8. The conference will expose participants to King's nonviolent beliefs and philosophies. People interested in participating must pay their semester fees and plan to attend the organization's next general meeting Tuesday March 9 at 7 p.m. in MSC 292B. There is only room for 25 people to attend the conference. ISA announces award recipient Ranjan Natarajan, president of Texas A&M's International Student Association, has been * News Briefs named International Student of the Year by an honor society for international students. The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for Internationa! Scholars announced the award Friday night as part of Texas A&M's International Week. Natarajan, a native of India, is currently working on a master's degree in agricultural engineering. In addition to this award, he has also received the Eppright Most Outstanding International Student Award for excellence in academics and international awareness. He was given the Bill Stout International Student Award, which recognizes outstanding international students in the agricultural engineering department. Phi Beta Delta has over 60 chapters nationwide and is dedicated to recognizing scholastic achievements in international education. Colleagues honor education director Dr. Dean C. Corrigan, former dean of Texas A&M University's College of Education, has received fhe Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Education. Corrigan said in a released statement, "I value this award so much because it was given to me by my professional colleagues." The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education presented the award to Corrigan, who is also a professor in the educational administration department. He currently directs the College of Education's Commitment to Education program. k to The will I pherei [warn, No: 1992 Conce Inter Audi prize given oppoi trave sively form works P r i Wemt coord Texas Music cert A organ and i< has mat clans wing. Ros audit!' music stars c Noi reer g< cert ai doing eratic The an op won t of sol impor perfec "I'n on my Tve £ AIR FORCE CAREER DAY a n LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGING CAREER? ^THURSDAY - 11 MARCH 1993 *1 PM - 6 PM, DUNCAN DINING CENTER *MANY CAREER FIELDS REPRESENTED Staa V Dir Rat Pla; "TF tears < For th that c< ' , elopi gracn *EXCELLENT PAY & BENEFITS *CALL 845-7611 FOR MORE INFO The Battalion STEVE O'BRIEN, Editor in Chief Fee JASON LOUGHMAN, Managing Editor TODD STONE, City Editor STACY FEDUCIA, Opinion Editor DON NORWOOD, Sports Editor KYLE BURNETT, News Editor SUSAN OWEN, Lifestyles Editor DAVE THOMAS, News Editor DARRIN HILL, Photo Editor Staff Members Reporters — Mark Evans, Melody Dunne, Reagan Clamon, Cheryl Heller, Matari Jones, Juli Phillips, Jennifer Smith, Brandi Jordan, Gina Howard, Stephanie Pattillo, Robin Roach, Julie Chelkowski, Jeff Gosmano, Jason Cox, Kevin Lindstrom, Maty Kujawa and Shelia Vela News desk — Belinda Blancarte, Carey Eagan, lance Holmes, Elizabeth Lowe, Jennifer Mentlik and Heather Winch Photographers — Kevin Ivy, Robert J. Reed, Billy Moran, Joseph Greenslade, Richard Dixon, Craig Fox, John W, Bartram and Mark Ybarra Lifestyles — Anas Ben-Musa, Dena Dizdar, Melissa Holubec and Jenny Magee Sports writers - William Harrison, Michael Plumer and David Winder Columnists — Julie Ralston, Toni Garrard Clay, Matthew Dickerson, Chris Whitley, Robert Vasquez, Rich Henderson, Dave Brooks, John Scroggs and Janet Holder Cartoonists — Thomas Deeny, George Nasr, Clay Welch, Boomer Cardinale and Jeff Crone Graphic Artist - Jennifer Petteway Clerks- Julie Chelkowski, Darra Dees, Wren Eversberg, Carrie Miura and Shelley Rowton The Battalion (USPS 045-360) is published daily, Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and Monday through Thursday during the summer session (except University holidays and exam periods), at Texas A&M University. Second class postage paid at College Station, TX 77840. 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