While learning about healthy sexuality may start with learning the basics about sex and sexual health, it should also include getting informed about your own status--by getting tested.
Half of all sexually active people will get an STI by the age of 25, and nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned. And even though many STIs are treatable--or even curable!--if caught early on, most people with an STI don't have any symptoms at all, which means the infections can become more serious, and can continue to spread to new partners.
When it comes to making decisions about sex and sexuality, the best place to start is at the beginning: getting informed about the basics of sexual health, and using this knowledge as a foundation from which you can start to build your own definition of what healthy sexuality means to you.
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