Top 5 ways to stay safe

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  • Make sure both of you consent
  • Always carry a condom/dental dam to protect against STIs
  • Always use contraception to prevent pregnancy 
  • Avoid using substances when having sex – remember that you can’t give consent while under the influence of drugs, including alcohol
  • If you have unprotected sex and there’s a risk of pregnancy, remember you can get emergency contraception
     

Things to remember

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  • Remember that around 80% of people with STIs have no symptoms, so it’s important to get tested regularly, especially if you have unprotected sex
  • Familiarise yourself with the different types of contraception available and learn how to use them effectively
  • If you’re under 25 you can get a c-card from us which gives you access to free condoms, femidoms and lube
  • If you think you may be pregnant, don’t feel worried about seeking support and talking through options
  • Know where your local clinics are and who else can support you - Brighton & Hove sexual health tells you where to find local support, including LGBT+ support or contact the DASH Team in ru-ok?