safer sexSafer sex is about taking precautions such as using condoms and contraception when taking part in sexual activity. By taking precautions you can help keep yourself from getting a sexually transmitted infection, passing on a sexually transmitted infection or having an unwanted pregnancy. Remember contraception will only protect you from becoming pregnant. You will need to use a condom to help prevent getting a sexually transmitted infection. Using a condom and contraception when having penetrative sex is known as ‘Double Dutch’
It is a good idea to discuss safer sex with your partner before you end up in a sexual relationship, as it is the responsibility of both of you.
There are other ways to show people you love them without having sex:
- Go for a long walk holding hands
- Cuddling up in front of telly or at the pictures
- Compliment each other to feel special
- Be open and honest
- Respect each other
- Listen to your partner
- Respect each other’s opinions
- Phone and text each other
Remember do what you feel is right and do not have sex until you feel you are ready for it. It is a big decision and not one that should be taken lightly. Sex should be a happy and healthy experience.