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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.

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Last updated:
25 November 2015