Choose sex partners wisely. Having one partner at a time is safer. None = safest.

Choose sex partners wisely. Having one partner at a time is safer. None = safest.

Sex is many things. It is a natural part of life. It affects people both physically and emotionally. It also carries serious physical risks, including pregnancy and STDs. And the more people you have sex with, the greater your risk for STDs, especially if you’re not using condoms correctly. To protect yourself and your partner, there are important things to think about.

You probably know that abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnancy and STDs. If you are having sex or planning to have sex for the first time, there are ways that you can reduce your chances of getting an STD. Visit Safer Sex 101 for more information.