5 Safe sex: What’s that? Sex should be safe! Maybe you’re ready to have sex or maybe you’re not up to that yet. But if you are going to have sex, you don’t want to run the risk of an STI or an unwanted pregnancy. That’s why safe sex is important. But what is that, safe sex? What is safe sex? Safe sex is sex with a condom and the pill or another contraceptive. Why contraception? You use a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. Contraception literally means: ‘against’ (contra) ‘fertilisation’ (conception). The pill or an IUD are examples of contraceptives. Why condoms? Condoms are the only way to protect yourself against STIs. LONG LIVE LOVE 29

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