Is it really true that only young women should take responsibility for sex and relationships and all the feelings and practical stuff that goes with that?
Well sometimes it might feel that way if young men aren’t prepared to take responsibility too. But you don’t have to do it all by yourself. The truth is we all need a bit of advice and support with sex and relationships stuff. Friends and family are a great source of support and you get some good advice in magazines too, but it’s reassuring to know that within this website you can access sexual health services that meet your needs.
We see on the telly and read in magazines a lot about sex. How to have it, how to do it better, even how to ditch your other half without a fuss! What with “position of the fortnight” and “how to achieve better orgasm” articles, it seems there’s a lot of pressure for young women to be having sex. Having sex is great if you are feeling ready for it. However, it’s good to talk over what you want from a relationship and if you feel ready to have sex and what you can do to have safer sex.
If you’re seeing someone or thinking about it why not go to one of the services listed here and get some advice. This might be about relationships or advice about the right kind of contraception for you.
They won’t be:
- Judging you
- Thinking that you’re stupid or silly
- Thinking you’re “easy”
They will be:
- Offering you some ideas and choices for you to think about
- Really pleased that you’ve come in
If you’re worried about having picked up a sexually transmitted infection (STI) the Sexual Health and Reproductive Service can check it out and treat it for you. Some women don’t show any signs of having an sexually transmitted infection (STI) even though they’ve got one. So we recommend that you get a regular 6 monthly MOT to check everything is ok if you’re sexually active, especially if you have a new partner. All this and free condoms too. What are you waiting for?!
Another option available to you would be to talk to friends, family or clinic staff about any issues concerning you about sexuality.