If you’ve had sex without a condom or a sexual experience where the condom broke, try not to panic.

Things happen, and you’re far from the only person to go through either of these experiences.

What you do need to remember, though, is that there are a few risks associated with these sexual events.

But there are plenty of steps you can take to address those risks so that you remain protected and sexually healthy.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’VE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTEDIf you’re able to, leave any situation that makes you feel unsafe and call your local emergency services if you’re in danger.

Seek medical care if necessary, and reach out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline or Loveisrespect for support and guidance on what to do next.

If you’re looking for more information, our sexual assault resource guide can help.