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?

No, not always. When a woman has penetrative sex (penis in vagina sex) for the first time she may bleed because of her hymen (A very thin piece of skin that covers the entrance to the vagina) breaking. However, a woman’s hymen can also break from activities such as sports. This does not mean she is no longer a virgin.

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

Is Masturbation normal?

Masturbation is when you get pleasure from touching your genital area. This could be from rubbing or stroking your genitals. There is no correct way to masturbate, everybody is different.

Masturbation can be a safe and excellent way to feel good and is completely normal; for both men and women of all ages and is extremely common, although not everybody wants to do it.

You should not feel embarrassed or ashamed. It is very natural to explore your body and may even help in being able to talk to your partner about what you like and don’t like.

Mutual masturbation is where two people masturbate together, this can be safer if no fluids are mixed however with any sexual contact there is still a risk of skin to skin transmitted infections like herpes or pubic lice.

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. Your body has a little valve that only allows sperm to pass through your urethra (wee hole) when having sex. Have a look at our anatomy (insert link- need to create male anatomy page) page to learn more about the penis!

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!