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What STI tests do I need?

Did you know that the types of STI tests you need differ depending on the type of sex you’re having? There are a few different types of STI tests –…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Condoms

Condoms are the only form of contraception that protect against pregnancy and STIs. Knowing how to use them is super important, which is why we’ve compiled a handy list of…

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The schoolies souvenir you may not know you have…

In our latest guest blog, Amy from Unleashed Grad Trips reminds us about the importance of getting an STI test after last year’s schoolies’ fun. Now that the New Year…

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Pain in the Penis

No one likes to experience pain – especially in the penis! Let’s look at some of the reasons why you can feel pain in your penis, and the solutions for…

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Lumps, Bumps & Itching – Taking Care Down There

It’s pretty easy to have a freak out when you find a strange lump or bump on or around your genitals. Luckily most of them harmless but it’s better to…

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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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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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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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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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Vaginal Pain During Sex

Vaginal pain during sex is more common than you might think. Here, we discuss the different causes of vaginal pain during sex, how you can address it with your partner,…

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Take the test… its easy as!

Taking the test… By getting tested for an STI you’re showing that you care about your health and wellbeing. It gives you a huge advantage and is the responsible thing…

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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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7 ways to Play Safe at schoolies

Schoolies will involve a lot of “first times” for many students. So we want to ensure every experience is awesome but safe. Here are 7 things you need to think…

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Pubic Lice

Jiminy crotch crickets! It’s time to talk about Pubic Lice, also known as Crabs.   What are they?  Lice are tiny blood-sucking insects, while nits are the eggs they lay. These…

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World AIDS Day

What’s World AIDS Day? Held worldwide on 1st December each year, World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for everyone to: Remember those who lost their lives to HIV and AIDS…

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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 gonorrhoea?

Hey, Nurse Nettie here for a quick chat about gonorrhoea or “Gono” for short. I’ve even heard it called the “Clap” (no round of applause please!). Gonorrhoea is an STI…

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Longer Lasting Contraception

Long-acting reversible contraception or LARC, are contraceptive methods that last a long time, but aren’t permanent. This means you can stop the contraceptive method and plan for a baby if…

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Wrap your tool

We’re all told time and time again to use condoms to reduce the chance of pregnancy and STIs. But it’s not very often we’re told how they work. Body fluids…

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Penile Discharge

What’s normal? For guys, the urethra runs through the middle of the penis to the opening at the head of the penis (glans), and carries urine (pee) during urination or…

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Vaginal Discharge

What’s normal and not normal? All women have some vaginal discharge (fluid or semisolid substance that flows out of the vaginal opening). It’s a way the body maintains a healthy…

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Penis 101

No matter how often guys hear the expression ‘size doesn’t matter’, chances are they’ve, at some stage, worried about the size, shape, look, and ability of their penis. Here are…

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Vagina 101

There’s a lot of confusion about what the vagina ‘should’ look, feel or smell like. So, here are some simple facts (vagina 101) to clear the rumours. The vagina is…

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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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Condoms: Get the facts

Here are some facts about condoms that you probably didn’t know… Condoms aren’t always made of latex Some of the first condoms ever used were made of animal guts. True!…

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Masturbation

As a sexual health nurse, a lot of people tell me they wish they could have more sex, more often… But without getting an STI or becoming pregnant. Sound appealing?…

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Lumps & Bumps

I’ve been getting questions lately from people worried about lumps and bumps on and around their genitals (penis, vagina, and anal area). To put you all at ease I asked…

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