There is higher risk of HIV infection during anal sex because the lining of the anus is more delicate than the lining of the vagina and is more easily damaged, providing entry points for HIV. But it's not just youth that can make you feel invulnerable, as Danni, 32, a communications manager, explains: Condoms Condoms are the most effective way of preventing HIV and STI infection via vaginal and anal sex as well as oral sex performed on men. You, being the cool, chilled out kind of girl you're desperately trying to be, go with it. I couldn't settle on one and had to keep going back to the doctor with bleeding. It may be that you don't want to stop to put a condom on, sometimes you may be embarrassed to ask your partner, or they may think that you have an IUD or are on the pill. From my conversations with women in their teens, 20s and 30s, there is certainly a sense of dissatisfaction with the contraceptive options available. In the end my partner and I were happy for me to stop taking the pill. It was when she started a blog on the topic that she realised other women felt the same way. There is a very small chance of getting HIV from unprotected oral sex , but only if the person giving oral sex has mouth ulcers, sores or bleeding gums, or if the person receiving oral sex has been recently infected. Men participate in barebacking for a number of reasons including the success of medical treatments for HIV, sensation seeking, need for exciting and novel sex, availability of compulsive and anonymous sex via the internet and affirmation of physical attractiveness. I was constantly bleeding and I went into a deep dark depression. Working on a premise that biological education can increase knowledge of reproductive physiology, and therefore decrease unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and abortions, Hadjichambi et al. Sadly, this is not the case! I had the op" — meaning an abortion — "and at the same time had the implant shoved into my arm. Earlier this year the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Nice recommended that young women should be allowed to keep a supply of the morning-after pill at home in case they need it.