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 WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Choose wisely... » Healthy diet may extend kidney patients' lives Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Decor danger! » Sick building syndrome FAQ: Sick building syndrome What is sick building syndrome? Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies.