According to a CNN poll, 85 percent of Americans consider having sex an important part of Valentine’s Day. It’s so important that more pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month of the year. It doesn’t matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, just make sure to do it safely with a safer sex kit. Talking with your partner(s) about STIs, getting tested, and using protection are all part of a healthy, empowered sex life.
Planned Parenthood is working with several St. Louis area bars and restaurants to pass out safer sex kits and help address the growing public health crisis. STI rates rose in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year, with combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis cases reaching an all-time high in 2018. St. Louis historically ranks high among counties and independent cities for all three STIs. As one of the largest providers of STI testing and treatment in the country, Planned Parenthood is committed to serving all people in our communities with care and respect.
Where can you get safer sex kits on Valentine’s Day?
The following St. Louis area bars and restaurants will have safer sex kits for free (while supplies last) on Valentine’s Day. Each safer sex kit includes condoms, a pack of lube and information about Planned Parenthood’s services.
- Pieces Board Game Bar - 1535 S 8th St
- Protagonist Café - 1700 S 9th St
- Drunken Fish - 1 Maryland Plaza
- Sub Zero Vodka Bar - 308 N Euclid Ave
- Lemmons - 5800 Gravois Ave
- Northwest Coffee Roasting - 4251 Laclede Ave
- Tropical Liqueurs - 4104 Manchester Ave
- Bastille – 1027 Russell Blvd
- Leo’s Pub & Grill – 2198 1st Capitol Dr
- Just John Club – 4112 Manchester Ave
- Rehab Bar and Grill – 4054 Chouteau Ave
- Firecracker Pizza & Bar - 4130 Manchester Ave
What should I do if I need STI testing and/or treatment?
Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can get STI testing at Planned Parenthood by making your appointment online. We have six locations in the St. Louis area, including our brand new location in Fairview Heights, Illinois across from St. Clair Square. Free STI testing is available for those who are eligible, as some restrictions may apply. If interested in free STI testing, please book your appointment online or give us a call at 314-531-7526 for more information.