Myths and facts

There’s lots of misinformation out there about sex, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Maybe you’ve heard something you are unsure about (like, can you really get an STI from a toilet seat?) If you want to know if something you’ve heard is true or false, write to us and we may post your question (and our answer) here. You can read below to find out–what’s a myth and what’s a fact. Click on each statement to see if it is a myth or a fact.

Getting an STI

Pregnancy

Sex and your body

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