Sexual Health


(Safe) Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

This is a short guide about different areas of health, safety and welfare. I hope that it is useful. If you have any questions or need further information, once more, please call into me in the welfare office.

Sex can be a very enjoyable part of a healthy lifestyle but it can also be a source of anxiety and can even be downright dangerous. The most important thing to remember is Respect: respect your own body and don’t accept anything less than the utmost respect from others.

Stay safe: although the only 100% safe sex is none at all (swiftly followed by solo masturbation) there are a number of ways to protect you and your partner from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) AND above all remember that N.O. spells no and never ever be afraid to say no if you are uncomfortable, unsure or in anyway unhappy with the situation.

HEALTH ISSUES

Learn to touch yourself: it could save your life. Now that I’ve got your attention, I will tell you why and how. Cancer – that horrible thing that happens to others but never to me – is more common than you may realise. What is more, the earlier it is discovered, the better your chances of survival are. You may feel like a plonker doing your breast or testicle checks and you may not like the idea of getting a smear test done, but get into the habit of doing it because I’m sure you’ll agree – you are worth it.

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