Tag: healthy sex
My boyfriend and I have never had sex, but we would like to start. I am just really nervous that something could go wrong! I worry about things like STIs and/or a bursting condom. I am concerned because STI testing and the morning after pill are not easily available where I live. What should I do? Can we still have sex?Updated 24 August 2021 under Ask Us.
This is such a great question! Deciding to have sex is a big decision, one that comes with a lot of responsibility, but it sounds like you’re way ahead of […]Read more »
Contraception: QuizUpdated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.
There are many different types of contraception that vary in how effective they are at preventing pregnancy, how much they cost, how easy they are to use, and whether they […]Read more »
What does it mean when a boy say’s he’s “horny”? Help!Updated 17 March 2021 under Ask Us.
When a person mentions that they are feeling “horny”, it means that they are excited sexually. Usually, this feeling occurs because that person finds the other to be attractive in […]Read more »
I really want to have sex with my partner. It’s both of our first times. Pregnancy protection aside, do we need to protect from STDs if we are both virgins? Could we get an STD from each other if neither of us have ever had the chance to get them?Updated 18 October 2018 under Ask Us.
Protecting against sexually transmitted infections (otherwise known as STDs or STIs) is very important when having sex, even if you are confident that it is your partner’s first time as […]Read more »
Is it normal for a virgin girl to bleed a lot after sex?Updated 21 June 2018 under Ask Us.
Not everyone who has sex for the first time will bleed. For those who do experience bleeding after their first sexual experience, it is usually spotting but not heavy bleeding. […]Read more »
When is the normal age for girls to lose their virginity?Updated 1 May 2018 under Ask Us.
The answer to this question is tricky because there is no medical definition of virginity and depending on a person’s culture, religion, and life experiences, “losing your virginity” could mean: […]Read more »
What can I use to prevent vaginal dryness and peeling?Updated 5 February 2018 under Ask Us.
In general, you can usually prevent vaginal dryness and dry skin by avoiding irritants. An “irritant” is something that causes “irritation” which can lead to redness, dryness, peeling skin, or […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)Updated 20 November 2019 under Health Guides.
Deciding to have a sexual relationship is a big deal for everyone for many reasons, including the possible risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection and/or becoming pregnant. What are […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: What Should I Know About Sex?Updated 17 September 2019 under Health Guides.
You may be thinking about what it means to be involved in a sexual relationship. It’s normal to think about sex and have sexual feelings. Having CF has no impact […]Read more »
I’m 16 and I’m still a virgin. I’m not on the pill and I want to have sex. If I have sex and the guy wears a condom what are the chances of getting pregnant?Updated 30 March 2017 under Ask Us.
Condoms are very effective in lowering your risk for most sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, they are only 82% effective with typical use in preventing pregnancy. This means that out […]Read more »