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Bachelor party horror: How paid sex cost me Syphilis

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What is it like to get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) in a culture where sex itself is a taboo? Twenty-year-old Amit from Ranchi decided to lose his virginity to a sex worker. What happened thereafter made him almost suicidal...

Lehenga check, shervani check, what about STDs?

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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.

Sex work in India: Top five facts

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Ever wondered if sex work (prostitution) is legal in India? Or could your friend, who visited a sex worker last night, find himself in jail? Love Matters gets you a low down on the laws on sex work in India.

Can I date an HIV+ person?

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Auntyji, I’ve been dating a girl. We get on really well and it’s almost reached that next level. But I have just found out that her ex was HIV+. I am terrified now. What if she is too? Can I really continue in this relationship? Samarth, 24 , Mumbai.

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

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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.

Uncomfortable down there: A quick low-down on everyday STIs

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Have you been itching? Literally itching, but haven't spoken to anyone because you are too shy. The good news is that most STIs are easily treated. Here are five most common STIs - their causes, symptoms and cures.

Should I allow my GF to access sexual health info online?

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'Hi Auntyji, I often post questions on sexual health forums on my girlfriend's behalf. I feel these websites, though useful, are not really appropriate or safe for girls. But she now insists on accessing information herself. What should I do?’ Prateek, 25, Indore.

Sexual health: Top 5 facts

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Sexual health is defined as a being mentally, physically and socially positive about your sexuality. Read our top five facts to stay updated on sexual health.