Sexual Health is one of those taboo subjects that everyone is a little embarrassed or squeamish about. We're here, as the Union, to tell you it doesn't need to be!
Everyone needs to understand and enjoy good sexual health, regardless of religious or cultural belief, so it's always worth knowing the facts. The first big point is that Sexual Health isn't just important for those having sex!
There are some great resources on the NHS website about staying 'healthy' for both men and women. There is also some brilliant info about trans health.
Now for some, it may be that you have a lot of questions, and that's GREAT! We couldn't possibly answer every single question you have, especially as we have questions of our own. However, again the NHS comes to the rescue; a great site for getting info, even if you think you know it all:
The Union does try to help out with Sexual Health as much as possible, mostly providing free contraception or a listening ear if you need it, but we are not qualified to diagnose or medically assist.
Our friends over at the Halcyon Medical Centre in the city center boots are around to give medical advice, should you ever need it. There is also a sexual health clinic just next door where you can go chat to qualified professions and get advice, resources and assistance.
Further support? Check out Umbrella!
Sexual happiness company Lovehoney has recently put together a student hub that features a downloadable e-book that answers all questions that students might have about sexual health, consent, and safety from resident sexperts and health professionals. The e-book covers topics such as:
- Consent and safety
- Penetrative and non-penetrative sex
- Sex toys
With information about discounts on Lovehoney products, valuable sex education materials, and peer-to-peer blogs written by students, for students, the Lovehoney student hub has everything students need to experience safe, healthy, and consensual sex and have a really good time doing it.
At Fumble, we make sure that young people have the skills and knowledge to successfully manage their sexual health, mental health and relationships today, and we do this through our brilliant, co-created digital content. We make content on sex, relationships, bodies and related topics. Our content is for young people, by young people.
We offer non-judgemental advice and information in a way that is relevant and accessible for young people of all genders and sexualities. We respond to the reality that young people face growing up today, with its unprecedented challenges – particularly posed by growing up alongside the internet and smartphones.