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Sex and sexually transmitted infections (STI)

Here we give you a straight-forward breakdown of what to expect when it comes to sex, as well as advice on how to avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV.

Remember, if you’re thinking about having sex, it is important that you feel ready. Whether it's your first time or not, sex should be something that you enjoy and do safely.

Find out what to expect during puberty like new feelings or body changes. 
Sexuality can be confusing and complicated but don't worry, we're here to help.
Advice about how to decide when you’re ready to have sex for the first time.
The legal age to have sex is there to protect you. Do you know what it is in your country?
All relationships should be based on respect, honesty, trust and communication.
There’s no right or wrong way to have sex. But it is important to know how to do it safely.
Learn about safer sex - using condoms and the risk of mixing alcohol, drugs and sex.
Straightforward information about how to prevent, recognise, test and treat STIs.
Everyone has a first time – hear from other people about their sexual experiences.
Read personal stories from people around the world about sex and STIs.

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Last updated:
25 November 2015