How do you keep sex safe?

Safe sex means that you make sure your body fluids and your partner’s body fluids (semen, vaginal fluids and blood) don’t come into contact with each other’s bodies.

If you’re having sex, you can keep it safe by doing 2 things:

  • Always use a condom. Always.

Let’s set the record straight. If you’re having sex, condoms are the only form of protection that can help stop the transmission of STIs and at the same time prevent unplanned pregnancies. Here’s how to put on a condom. 

  • Getting tested is quick, easy and painless. So do it often.

Getting tested for STIs should be part of your normal health check-up.  If you’re having sex and have never been tested for an STI, it’s a good idea to get tested now. If you’ve had sex with someone without a condom, or you’re experiencing any of the typical symptoms, you should see your doctor about testing. 

Not sure about where you can get tested in Lagos? Check out our list.

Do these 2 things and you’re doing the best you can to protect yourself and your partners from sexually transmissible infections (STIs).