Not all types of sex carry the same levels of risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
What are the high-risk sex activities?
Having vaginal sex, oral sex or anal sex without a condom carries a high risk of getting an STI. Having group sex also carries a high risk, as does having or many partners at the same time or over a period of time.
Is any type of sex totally safe?
No type of sex involving physical contact between two people can ever be 100% safe unless:
Even if you are not at risk of an STI there are other risks such as emotional ones, or risk of pregnancy. Remember, you should only have sex with someone if you are sure you are ready for sex with them.