Find out the facts

Can I catch an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) from a toilet seat?

No you cannot, Sexually Transmitted Infections are only passed on through unprotected vaginal, anal, oral sex and sharing sex toys. See our page on STIs for more info.

Can I get pregnant if I have sex during my period?

Yes, a woman can get pregnant at any time during her menstrual cycle if contraception is not being used.

Do all females bleed the first time they have sex?

The hymen might stretch or tear the first time a female engages in penetrative intercourse, which may cause temporary bleeding or slight discomfort, but not always.

Have a look at our female anatomy page to learn more about the vagina!



Do I need to shave my pubic hair?

Pubic hair is completely natural. Women and men do not need to shave their pubic hair even when they start having sex. It is a personal choice. Some people may decide to remove some or all of their pubic hair. Your body, your choice!

Can a male wee and ejaculate (cum) at the same time during sex?

No. During sex a valve shuts the tube from your bladder so only sperm can pass through the urethra.( tube which you wee from).

If a man pulls out (withdraws) before he cums (ejaculates) can a woman still get pregnant?

Yes, the only way to avoid pregnancy is to use a reliable method of contraception. All men when they become erect, just before they ejaculate, release a little bit of fluid, commonly known as pre-cum, which still contains sperm!