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How can I protect myself from STIs?


Using condoms and dental dams makes sex safer and prevents many STIs (but not all). Always cover sex toys with a condom too (a new one for each person) and wash toys after use.   

As many people will have no STI symptoms, the best way to look after your health if you are sexually active is to have regular sexual health check-ups.  

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  • Last updated: 16 November 2022
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