Oral Sex »

Oral sex (mouth or tongue licking the Genitals ) is low risk.  However, it is not ‘no risk’ and is also a risk factor for STI, such as Syphilis and Gonorrhoea.  So use a condm for Oral Sex to protect youself and your partner. There are flavoured Condoms available which have been specially designed for oral sex.

Chlamydia »

… mother can pass it on to her baby’s eyes and lungs at birth. It can also be spread from Genitals to eyes with your fingers. Using a condom will greatly reduce your chances of becoming infected with chlamydia.

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia (trachomatis) is a very common infection affecting both men and women. It is passed on through sexual contact and can go undetected for a very long time. Some other types of chlamydia can cause chest and eye Infections and are not …

Going on Holiday? »

… if left untreated.

Genital Warts – symptoms may include small growths around the genitals that can be treated but can recur.

Syphilis – early symptoms may include painless sores followed by a skin rash.  Syphilis is treated with antibiotics, but can cause more serious problems if left untreated.

HIV Infection – The major routes of infection are through blood, sexual fluids and from mother to child.  Globally, sexual intercourse accounts for about …

Genital Warts »

… not treat genital warts with the treatments you can get from the chemist. The skin around the genitals is very sensitive and you could burn yourself.

Will the treatment hurt?

Most people cope with the treatment well. However, sometimes people feel a bit uncomfortable for a day or two. If you do feel sore, having a warm salty bath can sometimes help. You should not use scented soap, bath oils or foams, vaginal deodorants, disinfectants or any cream or moisturisers, as they might …

I have cold sores »

… of the herpes virus .

People can contract cold sores around their mouth but also on the genitals . The vast majority of people have this type of virus in their body, having picked it up during childhood (it is passed on by skin to skin contact with someone with the virus: usually by kissing). Cold sores usually begin with a tingling feeling on the lip, and then turn into a blister or sore. These usually clear themselves up after a few days, but treatments (best used early) are …

Heart Disease »

… Sexual ability depends to a considerable extent on the flow of blood to the male and female genitals . This flow of blood stimulates an erection in the male or female gential engorgement and anything which interferes with this process can affect sexual capacity.

Some degree of sexual difficulties (described in detail elsewhere on the site) can be experienced by many people with heart disease. If you experience pain during exertion, that too might interfere with your ability to …

Physical Disability »

… sexual function is reduced, it may be possible to increase it again. A loss of sensation in the genitals does not mean that sexual pleasure is no longer possible. 

Keeping the discussion open about sexuality and acknowledging sexual needs and preferences allows disabled people to adapt to their own unique circumstances and both explore and enjoy their own sexual identity. Each disability affects each individual differently and responding to this in a sexual way will involve a high …