Safe Sex

If you go beyond kissing and caressing, it's important to talk about and have safe sex. To avoid getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended pregnancies, you should always have safe sex.

Facts

Talking about STDs and STIs

A conversation about STDs is a must when you start a new relationship. When your health status changes, it's also important to be able to talk to your partner about it.

Safe sex is sexy

People sometimes complain that using condoms reduces their sexual sensation – they say they want ‘flesh-to-flesh’ sex. Well, here are some tips to make things wetter, because wetter is better!

Staying Safe

If you go beyond kissing and caressing, it’s important to have safe sex. To avoid getting sexually transmitted diseases or infections, and if you don’t want to get pregnant, you should always have safe sex.

Candida

Candida is a fungal infection. It’s also known as yeast infection, Candidiasis, thrush, or genital Candidosis.

Scabies

Scabies is a very itchy, contagious skin infection caused by the scabies mite.

Pubic lice

Pubic lice are also known as ‘crabs’. Pubic lice are small parasites that dig underneath your skin, and feed on your blood.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is also known as ‘trich’. It’s an STD that affects both women and men, but women are more likely to have symptoms.

HIV

HIV is short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which causes AIDS. AIDS is short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Water warts

Water warts are caused by a virus called molluscum contagiosum. It’s a common viral infection that affects skin. If you become infected, your skin develops fluid-filled blisters.

Genital herpes

Genital herpes is an STD caused by two different types of herpes simplex virus (HSV). It looks like a cold sore or blister. While the virus is highly contagious, most people who have it don't get the cold sores or blisters.

Genital warts

Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It’s one of the most common STDs worldwide.

Syphilis

Syphilis is an STD caused by a bacterium called Treponema palliduium. It’s known as the ‘great imitator’ because its symptoms are often hard to distinguish from other STDs.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is caused by bacteria called Niesseria gonorrhoeae. It's very contagious. It can infect your throat, urethra (tube where urine comes from), vagina, and anus.