okay so I didn't really know where else to ask this so I'm sorry if it's tmi.
basically, I'm 16 and my girlfriend is 17. we first had sex about a month ago and this was the first time for us both.
we've done it a lot of times since then but we've never used protection... mainly because idk if we need to and if we do then what kind?? I've looked it up on the internet tons of times but I can't find one solid answer.
neither of us have ever had sex with anyone else so I don't think we could have stis ?? or is there anything that like... you can catch not through sex but you can transmit through sex? like I know HIV can be caught in many ways and can be transmitted through sex even if you didn't get it through sex.... you know?
what should we do... are we being unsafe or are we okay? what stis or issues if any are we at risk of?
thanks and sorry for the tmi 😭
lesbian sex - do I need to use protection? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-02-2016 18:18
- 24-02-2016 21:55
If you were both virgins then neither of you will have an sti, unless one of you has it from birth. And obviously ... you cannot get pregnant... so you shouldn't need to use protection.
- 24-02-2016 23:20
Enjoy. Free from STI or pregnancy risk.
- Community Assistant
- 25-02-2016 00:26
As has been said, STIs are not magically created by sex - one of you has to have whatever before they can pass it on to the other one.
There are some things 'you can catch not through sex but you can transmit through sex' - fungal infections like thrush, for example. They tend to be noticeable (they affect the smell and taste) and also easily treatable.
Unless you start sharing needles, even if one of you had HIV, you're not going to catch it via sex with each other.
- 28-02-2016 15:27
Obviously you two are not a high risk, for the reasons that have already been explain. But there are still health risks between women and you can get protection
This is a good, reliable and generally accurate site where you can learn more.
It always annoyed me that school sex ed. never covered sex between two women, because teaching me how to put a condom on a guy doesn't really help! Just one lesson would have been nice!
- 28-02-2016 22:11
no you can't if you both don't have stis it would be impossible. Maybe you could theoretically get herpes if she had a cold sore on her mouth. Also if you both don't have HIV then no you cant get it.