Let's face it: Sex education is pretty heteronormative. It’s common for instructors to center information concerning straight, cisgender couples, excluding the needs of people who don't identify this way: Fewer than 5 percent of LGBTQ+ students had health classes that included positive representation of queer topics, according to a 2013 Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network survey. As a result, many of them get their sex education online or from unreliable peers, putting LGBTQ+ youth at risk for more dangerous sex.

Sapphic relationships—that is, sexual and romantic relationships between women—are often assumed to be safer than other kinds, but this can lead to misconceptions that queer women aren’t at risk of STIs and a lack of discussion about sapphic sexual health products, such as dental dams and female condoms.

It’s vitally important for queer women to take care of their sexual health, so