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Consent: How does it work?

We spoke to Consent Labs on the topic of consensual sexual encounters, and here’s what they had to say about how it all works… Talking about sexual consent, and actually...

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Preparing to have sex for the first time

Deciding to have sex for the first time is a big decision. Being prepared is one of the best things that you can do to make sure it’s  safe and...

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Am I addicted to Porn?

The internet has made porn more accessible than ever before. One quick search and you have a host of pornographic material – no matter your taste – available within seconds....

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What’s it like getting an STI test in NSW?

Even though it’s a normal part of a healthy and enjoyable sex life, getting an STI test can sometimes feel daunting. To show that there’s really nothing to worry about,...

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Erectile dysfunction

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when your penis usually or always won’t get fully erect (hard) or won’t stay erect when you want it to.Everyone with...

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What is oral sex?

69-er, blow job, giving head, going down, peach eating. Yep, we’re talking oral sex. The official names are ‘cunnilingus’ (for vaginas) or ‘fellatio’ (for penises).  But let’s just stick to...

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Popping your cherry

Ever heard the phrase “popping your cherry”? It’s slang for losing your virginity and refers to the tearing (stretching open) or “popping” of the hymen during vaginal sex (penis-in-vagina intercourse)....

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Let’s talk lube

Lubricant, or lube, increases pleasure for girls and guys, during sex, making sex more comfortable and enjoyable. Lube is used to decrease friction, which means sex with lube won’t be...

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Sexting

Sending sexy pics can be fun, but once a picture is sent it’s out there for all to (potentially) see. It doesn’t take long to screenshot a Snapchat and send...

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All about anal sex

Today, we’re talking about sexual activity that involves your butt.  Anal play can be enjoyed by anyone of any gender or orientation and can be: Putting fingers or a tongue...

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Foreplay

Foreplay is usually a big part of sex – some might even say the best part.  What is foreplay? Foreplay builds sexual arousal and pleasure through physical and mental stimulation....

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Let’s talk about sex

The song is so right. If we’re having sex – we want to have amazing sex, whether it’s with a long-term partner or a casual fling. Talking about sex, what...

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Sex toys – the low down

Sex toys can bring extra fun to masturbating and sex. They’re not just for using alone – they’re also a lot of fun to use with someone else too.  Sex...

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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...

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The “friend zone”

It’s something most of us will go through at some point. You really like someone, you hang out a lot and have fun together. You have a crush on them,...

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What is asexuality?

I don’t feel sexually attracted to anyone. What’s wrong with me? Nothing! Some people are attracted to boys, some to girls, and some to both and/or other genders. But some...

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What does the word “sex” mean to you?

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...

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10 ways to be better in bed – via GIF

Want a session you’ll never forget? 1. Talk Talking about sex, makes the actual sex better. Share what you like and don’t like. 2. Laugh Let’s face it. Sex has...

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Talk First!

Talk First – how to talk about sex Whether you’re having sex for the first time or you’re about to sleep with a new partner, talking about sex isn’t always...

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5 New Year’s resolutions for a better sex life

Forget ‘going to the gym’, or ‘giving up chocolate’. How about a new year’s resolution that’s actually fun? Here are our top 5 resolutions for a healthy and better sex...

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Nurse Nettie reveals the top 10 questions for 2017

Nurse Nettie is a sexual health nurse who has heaps of experience. She’s the perfect person to give you the very best advice for taking care of yourself and playing...

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Get to Know Your Schoolies Superhero!

The most epic week of your life has arrived. You have just finished the HSC and you’re ready to let your hair down on Schoolies! But before your trip starts,...

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The Big O… Orgasms!

Let’s talk about the big O – Orgasms! What is an orgasm? Having an orgasm or “coming” is what happens when you hit your sexual climax. It’s an intense feeling...

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Hepatitis – everything you need to know

So what is Viral Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a viral illness that makes the liver sick. The three most common types are: A, B and C. Because of the job the...

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Thrush

It can often make women feel embarrassed, miserable and even dirty. But thrush, also called Candidiasis, is more common than you think! It happens in around 50% of women at...

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What is herpes?

  Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types:  HSV 1 (usually known as cold sores) and HSV 2 (usually known as genital herpes). It’s...

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What is anal sex?

Bottom, ring, anus, butt or arse… Whether male or female we all have one! And just like our genitals, our anus is very sensitive and can be part of sex....

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Small word. Big expectations.

  SEX. It’s amazing how such a small word can seem so huge. Sex can make us feel curious and excited. It can also make us nervous, embarrassed, and clueless....

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Could I have an STI?