Gonorrhoea and other STIs – all you need to know

Sex education may be aimed at the under-25s, but all ages need to get tested and understand the risks

Have you ever felt uncomfortable asking your partner to use a condom? Have you ever been pressured into not using one?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable asking your partner to use a condom? Have you ever been pressured into not using one?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise, so if you’re having sex – whether you’re 17 or 70 – it’s time to think about getting an STI test. It’s a subject that most of us just won’t talk about but sadly, STIs don’t care about your sexual history – you can get an infection on your first or 100th time having sex, so it’s crucial to know the facts. In these modern times, the health experts suggest we need to add a couple of STI checks to our annual medical checks.

Here are some all-important questions for you:

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