As so often happens with topics concerning sex, even adults can be ill-informed about safe sex practices. “We’re a society consumed and obsessed with sex but we don’t talk about it a whole lot,” says Bill Taverner, executive director of The Center for Sex Education. Safe sex practices have additional image problems. They are often perceived as dull, risky (at least if you ask many abstinence-only advocates), and embarrassing. If you aren’t willing to wade through all this to learn more about safe sex, we have some top tips here to keep your sex life as healthy as possible.