Safe Sex


It's a worn out tune, but practicing safe sex is one of the most important things you should think about in healthy relationships.

Young Adults

What is safe sex?

Practicing safe sex means that you and your partner are protecting yourselves from the possible effects of sex, like sexually transmitted infections or unwanted pregnancies.

How can you practice safe sex?

  • Always use condoms during sex to protect against the transfer of STIs.
  • Get screened for for STIs and tested for HIV.
  • Make sure your partners have been tested for STIs since their last partner.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners.
  • Be in a monogamous relationship.

Fact:

Safe sex reduces the chance of getting an STD or becoming pregnant.

What can I do?

Talk about safe sex with your partner. Your partner may come up with some clever excuses like: “I don’t want to use a condom,” or “I’m sure I don’t have any STIs,” but you should never give in to them. Many people don’t show symptoms of STIs and may not know they have even them. It’s important for you and your partner to be tested for STIs before engaging in sex.