Safer sex is a term used to describe methods for reducing the chances of catching sexually transmitted infections and also preventing pregnancy.
Condoms are the best protection against sexually transmitted infections and can also be used to minimize your chances of unplanned pregnancies.
Safer sex also involves talking with your partner, discussing activities and risks and making educated choices together. If you and your partner don’t know your status, then condoms are a must, you should both get checked. before you become sexually involved although you and your partner still have the responsibility of getting tested regularly.
We would recommend both partners have a sexual health check before they stop using condoms. We would not recommend having sex without condoms if either partner is also having sex with other people.