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Lehenga check, shervani check, what about STDs?

Safe Sex
The right partner, the best fitting lehenga, the most awesome venue and a perfect honeymoon location. We plan a zillion things to get everything right for our D-Day. But do we ever check if our partners are sexually healthy? Shreya tells Love Matters India's Arpit Chikkara how she and Vishesh prepared for a happy married life by getting themselves checked for STDs.

No condom, no sex: the story of a Mumbai sex worker

Safe Sex
Do safe sex rights apply to a sex worker? Amrita*, a 27-year old sex worker from Mumbai, tells us about her brush with harassment, that stumbled her on to the path of understanding her rights.

HIV/AIDS: sex, drugs and empathy

STI prevention
A cure for HIV/AIDS is not in sight. Yet there is hope to have it under control by 2030. But this involves legalising drugs and sex work – and decriminalising empathy… These news flashes and more in this week’s Sex in the Press.

HIV/AIDS: Myths busted part 2

STI prevention
We started tackling common HIV myths a couple of weeks ago. But there are so many more myths and misconceptions. This week we will look at a few more and bust them. We want you to have all the power when it comes to protecting you from the virus!

Condoms: myths busted

Birth Control
Sex myths are the biggest menace ever. So here’s another Sex Myth Buster! Condoms are one of the most common contraceptive methods and also prevent STDs. But is sex less fun with a condom? Do they always work?

Condoms: the science of sensitivity

STI prevention
Penises are less sensitive with a standard latex condom on, according to the latest US research.

Condom blunders are all too common

STI prevention
All kinds of people all over the world make mistakes with condoms, a new international study found. Researchers compared 50 studies on common condom blunders like putting it on inside out, unrolling it first, or not pinching the tip.

Early drug treatment cuts risk of spreading AIDS

STI prevention
People with AIDS can dramatically cut the risks of infecting their sexual partners if they start taking antiretroviral drugs immediately rather than waiting till they become more ill.