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What is Teen Maze?


Teen Maze is a FREE and fun event where you have the opportunity to join other teens in exploring making the best decisions for your future. Just like in real life, each decision you make in this maze has a consequence. Join us on Saturday, March 17, at CGTC Titans Arena to find out where your decisions take you!

What to expect

Through this interactive maze, you’ll encounter different situations and outcomes that will greatly impact your opportunity to “win” or graduate. Some of these situations include a car crash scene, drunk driving simulation and going to court or jail. You’ll also learn about the consequences and responsibilities involving: dating, safe sex, drug abuse and so much more.

Why should I attend Teen Maze?

At the Teen Maze, you’ll find out what happens when you make good life decisions… and you’ll see how drastically a bad decision can change your life. After this event, you’ll be able to make informed decisions that could increase your chance of graduating and achieving your goals. Teen Maze is hosted by Macon-Bibb County Health Department in partnership with many community organizations.

How can I sign up?

You can register online right now! 

Once you sign up, you’ll need to complete the following forms before you attend Teen Maze:

What is an internal condom?


Female condoms are also known as internal condoms. Internal condoms are an easy way to prevent pregnancy.  They even provide more protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) than male condoms.

What is a female/internal condom?

The internal condom is made out of plastic. This is great for people who are allergic to latex! The condom can be inserted in the vagina up to 8 hours before sex. Water or oil lubes are safe to use with this method. Do not use the internal condom and male condom at the same time. This is because they will tear one another when used together.

How do I use an internal condom?

  1. Keep your internal condoms in a cool, dark place (Not a wallet or in a car).
  2. Before using one, make sure your internal condom hasn’t expired.
  3. Gently tear the wrapper open with your fingers. Don’t use a sharp object like scissors.
  4. Squeeze the inner ring from the outside, and put it into your vagina.
  5. Push ring to rest on the cervix (top of the vagina). The outside ring should be on the vulva (outside area of the vagina).
  6. Guide penis into condom for sex.
  7. When finished, twist and then pull the outer ring of the condom to remove it.
  8. Throw the condom away after use. Don’t use internal condoms more than once.

What do internal condoms protect against?

Internal condoms are a cheap and easy birth control.  Condoms protect you from pregnancy and STDs. Condoms prevent body fluid contact. Semen and vaginal fluid are considered to bodily fluids. Internal condoms are not 100% effective. There is always the possibility of the internal condom being put in wrong. An internal condom also doesn’t fully protect against all STDs, like those that are spread through skin to skin contact such as herpes and HPV. However, an internal condom provides more protection than male condoms. Internal condoms cover the vulva area (outside area of the vagina).

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Why are condoms so important?


Why are condoms so important?

Condoms are the most common form of birth control used today. They are a great way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

What is a condom?

The male condom (external condom) is usually made of thin latex that can stretch over the penis. Condoms also come in non-latex versions in case you or your partner are allergic to latex. They can come in various flavors, colors and types of lubricant, but condoms that are flavored should only be used for oral sex. Condoms can be lubricated with a spermicide. Spermicide is a chemical that kills sperm (only for vaginal sex). It is suggested to use water-based lube when using condoms.

How do I use a condom?

Condoms are relatively straight-forward to use, but there are some important guidelines to follow to make sure they don’t break or lose effectiveness.

  • Storage: Keep condoms in a cool and dark place, like a drawer. Don’t keep your condoms in your wallet or your car! If condoms get too hot, they might break or snap.
  • Expiration Date: All condom packages have a date printed on them. Double-check the date before you use a condom, every time. If the expiration date has passed, don’t use it! The condom is no longer safe for protecting you from STDs or pregnancy.
  • Opening: To open a condom package, gently tear the top open with your fingers. Don’t use scissors or any other sharp edge—that could puncture the condom.
  • Technique: Pinch the tip of the condom before you put it on—this allows space for semen. Then, roll the condom down the penis.

What do condoms protect you from?

Condoms are a cheap and easy birth control that protects you from pregnancy and STDs. Condoms prevent body fluids from mixing. Semen and vaginal fluid are considered bodily fluids. Semen is a fluid that comes out of a penis after orgasm. Vaginal fluid is from the vagina to prepare for sex. Condoms are not 100% effective; there is the possibility of the condom breaking from using it wrong. Condoms also don’t protect against STDs (like herpes and HIV) that are spread from skin to skin contact.

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