Is it true you can't get pregnant if you have sex standing up?
You can definitely get pregnant if you have vaginal sex in any position.
What are the symptoms of gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea often may not have any symptoms. When they do occur, however, the signs and symptoms can include: Penile or vaginal discharge; Pain during urination; Vaginal spotting or bleeding; Sore …
How common is chlamydia?
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in Australia. It is not known how many people have chlamydia because many people with the condition may not even know they have it…
What is HIV?
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a type of virus that infects specific cells of the immune system, resulting in their destruction. This weakens the immune system.
How do antiretrovirals work?
Antiretroviral medications work in several different ways to disrupt the replication of HIV. Some of these medications work by blocking enzymes crucial to the replication process, such as protease, in…
What should I do if a condom breaks during sex?
First, remove the condom. Then take emergency contraception as soon as possible. The sooner emergency contraception is taken, the more effective it is. You should also get checked for sexually-transmi…
If I'm pregnant, will gonorrhoea affect my baby?
Pregnant women with gonorrhoea can pass the infection onto their baby during childbirth, which can result in infections of a baby's eyes or joints.
Will a vasectomy affect my sex drive?
A vasectomy does not affect a man’s sex drive or the pleasure they experience during sex.
Can I get HIV from oral sex?
There is a lot of debate about the risk of getting HIV from unprotected oral sex. There is no doubt that the risk is much less than vaginal and anal sex. However, there is a theoretical risk of gettin…
How could genital herpes affect my baby?
The herpes virus can be passed on to a baby during childbirth, if the mother has an outbreak at the time of giving birth. Although this is very rare, HSV infection in babies can be very serious. Herpe…
Who gets syphilis?
Anyone who is sexually active can get syphilis, although it is more common in people who have unprotected sex, have multiple sexual partners and men who have sex with men.