There are five things you should know about sexual health and wellbeing
1. Consent is vitally important to anyone’s sex life and it's part of the law. At the same time, it doesn’t have to require signing off forms. Check out our guide here on some of the key things you need to understand about consent.
2. A condom on today keeps the doctor away! What type of a condom company would we be if we didn’t stress the importance of safe sex! Safe sex is designed to help avoid transmitting sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs or STDs) and unplanned pregnancies. It’s important to remember that most types of contraceptives don’t protect against STIs. Only condoms, as a barrier form of contraception, really do that. That’s not to say that condoms are the only contraception though as there are many other types out there.
3. Safety in understanding – Have a chat. We get it, talking about sex can be kind of awkward but it will help ensure you that any sex you have is safe, respectful and enjoyable for all parties involved. Things to talk about include consent, what you want to do in the bedroom, STI/STD prevention, potential contraceptives to use and the person’s sexual health.
4. Set boundaries and be comfortable. Anyone in a relationship will tell you the same thing: the recipe for success is setting and maintaining clear boundaries. This golden rule applies to all relationships whether they are the most casual of flings or long-term committed couples.
5. Sexuality is a key part to anyone’s sexual health and wellbeing. It’s about your sexual feelings, attractions and behaviours towards other people. It’s a diverse spectrum that is a deeply personal and completely normal issue to explore. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to sexuality – it ultimately comes down to what feels right for you.