Is it true that antibiotics can affect the efficacy of the pill? Common antibiotics like penicillin and amoxicillin are prescribed regularly for a wide range of ailments, and if you’re on the pill, you’ve probably been advised by your doctor to use back-up protection while taking antibiotics. You’ll probably also notice that the information leaflet that comes with your medication offers the same advice. … Read More
Holiday nookie, summer flings… these are some of the best things about the festive season. As the partying hots up, so do our hormones, which might be why sexual health issues tend to increase at this time of year.… Read More
We may be well into the 21st century, but widespread stigma still exists around HIV/Aids – and, according to Huffington Post, may be even more dangerous than the disease itself. … Read More
When it comes to sex, there’s no such thing as too much protection. If you want to be doubly sure you’re protected against STIs and unplanned pregnancy, consider the female condom. Used in conjunction with your regular birth control method, you’ll be twice as safe – which means double the fun!… Read More
If you’re not in a monogamous relationship with a partner, you should be using condoms every time you have sex.
Condoms aren’t only there to protect against unplanned pregnancy, and HIV isn’t the only sexually transmitted infection (STI) you could contract. In fact, incidences of chlamydia and syphilis are on the rise among sexually active adults, and HIV/Aids is still one of the top causes of death among South African adults across the age spectrum.… Read More
You’ve probably heard some hectic stories from friends about anal sex, which means that even if you’re wanting to try it, you’re probably pretty nervous (even without the hectic stories, that’s normal though).… Read More
Here’s the very first thing you need to know about anal sex: it’s is not the kind of thing you want to rush into.
Anal sex, without the proper preparation, can be painful, risky and unpleasant. However, if you know what to expect and you prepare yourself properly, you may actually enjoy it – after all, plenty of people do!
Before you get down to the deed, here are five critical ways to warm up. … Read More
You probably already know that when it comes to having sex, you should be using protection every time. But you might not know the golden rule about protection: if you aren’t comfortable enough talking condoms, STIs and sex risks with your partner, you shouldn’t be having sex with them in the first place. … Read More
Sex work has long been stigmatised and criminalised in South Africa, creating a shroud of secrecy and shame around it. But the fact is that sex work is simply a way to earn a living, and ironically, it’s the criminalisation and criticism of it that makes it seem immoral or degrading to women.… Read More
Indulging in some no-strings fun can be a great way to wrap up the last days of summer. Sex doesn’t always have to be about making a hectic commitment to each other or planning a life together – sometimes, it’s just about letting loose and having a good time.… Read More
How good are you at sex? … Read More
Is it true that you can’t fall pregnant on your period? Or that being on the pill for too long will make it harder to conceive? Below we debunk these and other common pregnancy myths.… Read More
Losing your virginity or having sex with a new partner for the first time is a big step, which is why we get loads of questions about it from men and women, teens and adults.… Read More
Did you know that one out of every three South African adolescents did not give consent for her first sexual experience? That means that a third of all South African girls are raped. … Read More
When it comes to choosing a contraceptive, there are three questions that most people ask:
- Is it effective?
- Is it safe to use?
- Is it affordable?
So you want to carry protection but you don’t want the world to know about it – especially not your parents or a nosy sibling!… Read More
It’s cervical cancer awareness month – so what does that have to do with HPV? If you don’t know the answer, you need to read this article.… Read More
Lots of women work hard to maintain a healthy figure, so it can be alarming when you hear that your contraceptive could make you gain weight. You might not want to fall pregnant, but you still want to fit into your skinny jeans!… Read More
Hands up if you’ve ever sent or received a sexy text message. Don’t be shy, loads of us are into sexting – using text messages to share seductive thoughts and suggestions with someone you’re into. It can be a huge turn-on to communicate using suggestive language and racy photos of yourself, and if you’re in a stable relationship, it’s a great way to spice things up and reconnect with your partner.
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Discovering you have an unwanted pregnancy can be a huge shock, and it’s important to take some time to consider the options available to you before making a decision.… Read More