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Sex between men

Sex between men

If you’re a man who likes men, you’ll find some useful information here.

Sexual behaviour between men, regardless of how you define yourself (gay, homosexual, bisexual, heterosexual, etc.) is expressed with the words men who have sex with men or MSM.

In order to reduce the risk of infection when having sex with another man, you need to know what to look out for when having sex in different ways.

Always remember that unprotected sexual intercourse can lead to infection with any of the following sexually transmitted diseases, and it’s even possible to contract more than one STD at the same time. It’s important to know that they often progress without symptoms or complaints.

The only way to find out if you’re infected is to get tested. If you’re a man who has sex with men, make sure that the right places on your body are tested. As an infection can be located in the throat, penis or anus, it’s important to say where you need to be tested.

A convenient option is to have your sexual health checked free of charge at a health centre that offers specialised services designed for you.

If your risk of contracting HIV is high, e.g. you have a lot of casual partners, you could consider the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.