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Keeping Safe

‘Safe sex’ is a term that is often used to describe sex with a condom as this can prevent sexually transmitted infections. ‘Safe sex’ can also refer to using contraception to prevent pregnancy.

However, there are other things to consider when thinking about keeping safe, including;

  • what to be aware of if you use drugs for sex
  • where you can get support if you work in the sex industry or pay for sex
  • what to think about if you use hook up apps or chatrooms to meet people online
  • what the law says about sex and STIs

In this section you can also find information about sexual exploitation and what to do if you think you or someone you know may be at risk of child sexual  exploitation.