Sexual health is a topic that often remains unspoken, lurking like an elephant in the room. However, it is essential that we break free from this silence and create an environment where discussions about sexual health are welcomed and encouraged. We believe that no aspect of sexual health should be considered taboo, which is why we have launched our 'elephant in the room' campaign to shed light on important issues that are often overlooked.
Condoms: More Than Just Protection
When it comes to preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), condoms are undoubtedly the most effective measure available. They not only help reduce the risk of infections such as Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, and HIV but also play a significant role in preventing unwanted pregnancies. However, we understand that some individuals may perceive using a condom as a hindrance to passion and pleasure.
We want to emphasize that times have changed, and there is now a wide range of condoms available in various sizes, fits, and flavours. These innovative options not only offer protection against STIs but also enhance pleasure and performance, debunking the notion that condoms diminish sexual enjoyment. To ensure accessibility, we recommend checking the below links to see if you are eligible for free condoms via some of the schemes we are associated with:
STI Testing: Empowering Yourself
Regular testing for STIs is an essential part of maintaining your sexual health. Unfortunately, there are still stigmas and misinformation surrounding STI testing that prevent many individuals from testing. We believe that everyone should prioritise STI testing as a routine aspect of their sexual health care.
Often, people wait until symptoms appear before considering getting tested. However, some STIs can remain in the body without causing any noticeable symptoms. The only way to detect these hidden infections and ensure peace of mind is through regular testing. That's why we're promoting testing to fight the misconceptions surrounding STI testing and take control of your sexual health.
For information on testing, including home testing options, please refer to the following resources:
Chemsex: Seeking Support and Safety
If you are involved in the party scene and chemsex is a part of your life, we want you to know that your feelings are valid. Engaging in chemsex, which involves the use of strong drugs, can have a profound impact on your physical and mental well-being. However, it is essential to recognise that support is available to help navigate your relationship with chems.
Whether you are seeking safer ways to enjoy chemsex or contemplating stepping away from the party scene altogether, we have an innovative service designed to assist you. Our goal is to provide guidance and resources that prioritise your health and well-being.
For more information click here to find out more about our chemsex services.
Open Conversations for a Healthier Future
By addressing these once-taboo topics, we aim to foster open conversations and create a healthier future. Sexual health should not be a subject clouded in shame or secrecy. It is a fundamental aspect of our overall well-being that deserves attention, understanding, and support.
Together, let's break the silence, challenge stigmas, and empower ourselves and others to take charge of our sexual health. Remember, knowledge is power, and by seeking information, support, and the right resources, we can all work towards a more inclusive and informed society.