Home > Sex > Safe Sex Safe Sex All sections in Sex » Great Sex » Safe sex » Problems » Relationships » Sexual Diversity » Sex News » Tools and quizzes » Great Sex Guides » Sex tips Routine genital herpes screening not recommended Unless someone has symptoms of genital herpes, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure. Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life The STI most men get without knowing it Most guys haven't ever heard of the human papillomavirus, yet many will get it at some stage in their lives without even knowing it. All sexual activity carries STD risk Sexual activity other than intercourse carries some risk of sexually transmitted disease, and doctors should make sure their patients understand that. Dry, tight and warm - the dangerous practice of dry sex While most women and men welcome a well lubricated vagina during sex, some women are purposely drying them out - to please their men. We take a look at the why, where and how of dry sex. Sex talks with parents tied to less risky teen behaviour Having an open dialogue with your teens about sex may influence their sexual behaviour. Oral sex and STIs What precautions should you reasonably take to protect yourself from STIs (sexually transmitted infections) during oral sex? Teens are having sex from age 14 and it's downright dangerous We have been trying for far too long to deny childhood sexuality, and this is fueling South Africa's underground teen sexual culture, says a Professor. 10 sex resolutions There are ten general resolutions concerning sex that all South Africans should be making. Here they are. Young men more likely to engage in unprotected sex A new study of the sexual habits of young people suggests that males are at least ten times more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behaviour than their female counterparts. Girls more vulnerable to STIs during menstruation Changes in the bacteria and other microflora in the vagina during menstruation can increase girls' risk of sexually transmitted infections. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.