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Think you're a sexual health expert?


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When it comes to the birds and the bees we all like to think we're pretty well informed. Sure haven't we been learning about sex since we were in our teens?

We definitely know everything we need to know by now, right?

Wrong. Plenty of us actually don't know half as much as we think we do when it comes to sexual health and that's kind of a big deal.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a sexpert? Take our quiz to discover just how much you REALLY know.

Remember: The age of sexual consent in Ireland is 17. If you're over 16, you can consent to medical treatment including any treatment or tests needed.

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Q1. How can you get a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

Correct

STIs are passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. Learn more about them here

Wrong

Whoops! That’s actually a myth. STIs are passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. Learn more here

Q2. Which of these infections is the odd one out?

Correct

Thrush is a yeast infection and not considered to be an STI. However it can be passed on through sexual contact. Learn more about the others here

Wrong

Whoops! Thrush is the odd one out. It’s a yeast infection, not an STI, but it can be passed on through sexual contact. Learn more here

Q3. What age do you have to be before you can legally consent to have sex in the Republic of Ireland?

Correct

The legal age of consent is 17 in the Republic of Ireland and 16 in Northern Ireland.

Wrong

Whoops! The legal age of consent is 17 in the Republic of Ireland and 16 in Northern Ireland.

Q4. One of the following statements is FALSE. Can you figure out which one it is?

Correct

You CAN catch the same STI twice. That’s why it’s important to practice safer sex at all times and have regular check ups at an STI clinic

Wrong

Whoops! You CAN catch the same STI twice. That’s why it’s important to practice safer sex and have regular check ups at an STI clinic

Q5. Which one of these offers you 100% protection from STIs?

Correct

No contraception or method provides 100% protection from STIs. Condoms DO offer significant protection when used properly and although they can’t protect you 100%, they should always be worn. Get regularly tested for peace of mind.

Wrong

Wrong! No contraceptive or method offers 100% protection from STIs. Condoms DO offer significant protection when used properly and although they can’t protect you 100%, they should always be worn. Get regularly tested for peace of mind.

Q6. What type of lubricant is OK to use with a condom?

Correct

Water or silicone based lubricants are OK to use with condoms Vaseline and moisturiser may actually damage them.

Wrong

Whoops! Don’t even go there. Water or silicone based lubricants only. Vaseline, moisturiser or cooking oil may actually damage condoms

Q7. Which STI is also known as ‘The Clap’?

Correct

The Clap is a nickname for Gonorrhoea

Wrong

Whoops! The Clap is actually a nickname for Gonorrhoea

Q8. One of the following statements is TRUE. Can you figure out which one it is?

Correct

Condoms reduce your risk of catching or spreading STIs. Remember, they won’t protect you against ALL STIs

Wrong

​Whoops! That’s a common myth. Condoms reduce your risk of catching or spreading STIs but none of the other statements are true. Learn more here

Q9. It's possible to get pregnant during sex if:

Correct

Correct! All of the situations we’ve mentioned can lead to pregnancy so it’s always best to practice safer sex

Wrong

​Whoops! You’re not entirely wrong but ALL of these situations can lead to pregnancy so it’s always best to practice safer sex

Q10. How do you find out whether or not you have an STI?

Correct

Many people don’t display any symptoms so the only way to be sure is to have an STI screening

Wrong

Whoops! The only way to tell if you have an STI is to get a diagnosis through an STI screening Anything could be going on down there.

So, how did you do?

You have completed 0 of 10 questions. Please complete them all.

You didn’t do so well, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve. You’ll find everything you need to know to ace a sexual health quiz here

Ok, so you’re not that clued in just yet. Don’t worry. We’ve got plenty of sexual health info that’ll help you find out more about safer sex

Well done. You know a decent amount about sexual health Brush up on the facts about safer sex and you’ll be top of the class next time!

Congratulations, you’ve done your research. Refresh your sexual health knowledge and you’ll know everything there is to know about safer sex in no time.


Published Novem­ber 21st2014
Tags sexual health stis sex
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