I had unprotected sex – what should I do?
The important thing is not to stick your head in the sand and pretend nothing’s happened – the sooner you take action, the more easily you can avoid or treat any unwanted complications of unprotected sex…
Common STI symptoms for women
- Unexplained bleeding
- Pain during or after sex
- Pain when you pee
- Unusual discharge
- Itching around the genital area or anus
- Sores or rashes around the genital area or anus
Common STI symptoms for men
- Discharge from the penis
- Pain during ejaculation
- Tenderness in the testicles
- Rashes or sores around the genitals or anus
If you are experiencing these sorts of symptoms you should get yourself checked for STIs, or talk to your GP. They may not be the result of a sexually transmitted infection, but could indicate other health issues.