When it comes to having sex, you want to have fun. It is always much more exciting when you know that the sex you are having is safe sex. We have piled together a load of questions to keep you and your partner safe whilst having an amazing sex life.
What is contraception?
Contraception, also know as birth control, is a method used to stop you or your sexual partner from becoming pregnant after sexual intercourse.
Where can I get contraception?
To understand and gage an idea of what contraception’s would work best for both you and your partner there are different. There are fifteen different types to chose from, are free for most within the UK. If you use contraception properly, then you don’t have to worry about becoming or getting someone pregnant.
The best place to go to ask for advice and create a plan is your GP. They will guide you through all the different types and help you choose the right one.
What is the most effective contraception?
The most effective contraception depends on the type you use and how you use it. For example, if you and your partners use condoms, then you as long as you put it on properly and don’t continue to use it if it splits, then it will be 99% effective.
To be most safe, why not combine using two contraceptive such as taking the pill and using a condom.
What is Oral Sex?
Oral sex is when a partner stimulates another’s genitals with either their tongue mouth or lips. This could involve licking or sucking a penis, vagina, vulva or clitoris.
What infections can I catch through Oral sex?
Oral sex is one of the easiest ways that sexually transmitted infections can be passed. You can catch an STI (sexually transmitted infection) from just one sexual partner. The most common STI a person can catch from oral sex is syphilis, gonorrhoea and genital herpes.
You can catch other infections such as pubic lice, HIV, chlamydia, genital warts and hepatitis A, B and C, however these are less frequently passed on through oral sex.
Can Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) be prevented?
There are a few ways you can prevent yourself from getting an STI.
- Get to know your sexual partner – a partners sexual history is crucial because if they have a high number, they may run more risk of giving you a STI.
- Get Immunized – there are vaccinations you can have to keep you safe from certain infections, such as Hepatitis B.
- Use a condom – this allows less chance of infection and spread of disease.