When used correctly and consistently, condoms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting and passing on STIs like HIV. But, be aware of STIs like herpes or HPV that can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact. The risk of contracting some STIs can be reduced through vaccination.
Know Your Status
Not all STIs show symptoms and you don't want to be in the dark about your status. Stay on top of your health and prevent the spread of STIs by getting tested regularly. Here's where you can find a clinic near you (US only).
Talk About It
Communication is key. Talk about sexual health and STI testing before getting intimate with a new partner. Need help starting the conversation? Here are some tips.
No Means No
Sex should always start with consent, whether it’s with a new or long-term partner. Consent is all about respecting boundaries and can be withdrawn at any time. Read more about it here.