Sex is a big part of life. Your sexual health can affect your mental, physical and emotional health and vice versa. Having good sexual health means that you are well informed, careful and respectful of yourself and others. It also means enjoying sex in a way that you feel comfortable with.
Most people learn about sexuality and sex at a young age. You can talk to your parents, siblings, teachers or mentors; or you can find out more on your own. It is also important to learn about gender, sexual and reproductive anatomy, different kinds of sex, how they are defined and the risks involved in being sexually active. Some risks of being sexually active are unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI)s.
There are many ways to protect yourself from risks involved and have a healthy sex life. It is important to learn everything you can about sex and sexual health. The more informed you are, the more prepared you will be to make better decisions.
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