What does the word "sex" mean to you? - Play Safe
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Have you just started our ‘Have I got an STI?’ quiz but you’re not sure if the questions apply to you?

That’s because sex isn’t quite as simple as it sounds – in fact, sex can mean lots of things to lots of different people.

Hopefully, you’ll find the answer you’re looking for in the below resources. But, if you don’t, the best thing to do is to contact Nurse Nettie.

Nurse Nettie is a real sexual health nurse based in Sydney. You can ask her any questions you like about sexual health and STI testing. If you’d like to speak to someone confidentially via the phone instead, you can chat with a sexual health nurse on 1800 451 624.


Safe sex between women:

Women who have sex with women are diverse. And sex between women is just as diverse. The risk of getting an STI or HIV depends on what kind of sex you have and who you have it with. This article explores the top five ways to stay safe, while still having fun.


Staying safe during oral sex:

Oral sex is stimulation of the vagina, penis or anus by the mouth or tongue. Well, the good news is you can’t get pregnant from oral sex. But the bad news is that you can still get STIs from oral sex like herpes, gonorrhoea and chlamydia.

Here’s how to stay safe.


Staying safe during anal sex:

Anal play can be enjoyed by anyone of any gender or orientation and it can be:

  • Putting fingers or a tongue (rimming) around/inside someone’s butt
  • Putting a dildo or other sex toy inside someone’s butt
  • Putting a penis inside someone’s butt

Here’s how to stay safe when enjoying anal play.