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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 13: As Valentine's Day approaches, the air is filled with romance, anticipation, and expressions of love. While this day is traditionally associated with romantic gestures, chocolates, and flowers; in the midst of celebrating love, it's crucial to prioritise our sexual health and well-being. NETREACH, a leading sexual healthcare website in India, is on a mission to have open conversations to loving responsibly.

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The Humsafar Trust, India's oldest LGBTQ+ organisation, began Project NETREACH to provide comprehensive information, and resources that empower individuals to make informed decisions about their sexual health. Amidst the passion and excitement on the special day, it's essential to remember that unprotected sex can lead to serious consequences, including the transmission of HIV and STIs. Incorporating safe sex practices into our celebrations not only protects ourselves but also demonstrates care and respect for our partners. There are simple steps that can be taken to avoid future worries, such as by making condoms an integral part of intimate encounters. Prioritise protection during intimate moments. Utilize appropriate barriers to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and promote overall sexual health. Explore products designed to enhance intimacy and ensure comfort during romantic encounters. Look for items that promote pleasure while also prioritizing safety and well-being. There are enough options available and are listed on portals such as the instant grocery delivery websites. Incorporating protection provides peace of mind for both partners, allowing them to fully enjoy the experience without worrying about potential consequences. Communication and Consent also are important topics to discuss with your partner. Before engaging in sexual activity, couples should have open and honest conversations about their sexual histories, testing status, and desired forms of protection. This dialogue fosters trust and ensures that both partners are on the same page regarding their sexual health and safety. Consent is the foundation of a healthy and respectful relationship.

And finally, to be open to testing and treatment. Factoring in regular testing for HIV and STIs is a crucial aspect of maintaining sexual health, regardless of relationship status. Many STIs, including HIV, may not present noticeable symptoms hence testing is the only way to detect infection. By getting tested regularly, individuals can take proactive steps to protect themselves and their partners, seek appropriate treatment if needed, and prevent the spread of infections to others.

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Book an appointment at for access to healthcare centres across India for HIV and STI-related testing and treatment. To learn more about sexual health, and safe practices, you can visit

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