Everyone wants to know how to have great sex, but when you get hyper-focused on sex tips and techniques, you sometimes forget that sexual health and safety are just as important.

Here are the essential things you need to do in the new year to stay sexually healthy.
1. Practice safe sex

This one should be a no-brainer, but it’s shocking how many people still don’t practice safe sex. Once you’ve behaved badly, it’s easy to keep behaving badly. But you can get back on the wagon and stay there. Bottom line: Let this be the year you finally get serious about using protection every single time.