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Sexual health in 2018

Sexual health in 2018

Sexual health is usually considered an awkward topic that no-one really wants to go into detail about. From Sexually Transmitted Infections to contraception, it all feels a bit taboo. But in actuality, frank and open discussions about sexual health are the best way to discuss how to look after yourself - physically, mentally and emotionally.

Sexual health has progressed further than putting condoms on cucumbers in a classroom; it’s no longer just for young adults, but for adults of all ages. In fact, STIs in people aged 50 to 70 have risen by more than a third in the last decade. So whether you’re looking to learn more about sexual health or to refresh your memory on the safest sexual health practices, you’re in the right place.


The most obvious choice that comes to mind with contraception is the condom, the only type of contraception that can prevent both pregnancies and protect against STIs. Used correctly, male condoms are 98% effective, followed closely by the 95% effectiveness of the female condom. Condoms are also one of the most easily accessible forms of contraception, available for free from contraception clinics, sexual health clinics and some GP surgeries.

For those who are allergic to latex, there are also polyurethane or polyisoprene condoms available. However, always following closely behind condoms is the misconception that sex isn’t as enjoyable when using a condom. With the multiple types of condoms available - including ones designed with your enjoyment in mind, such as a thinner feel or textured for pleasure, you can put your mind at rest.

There are also other forms of contraception available, such as the contraceptive pill, implant, injection and intrauterine coil. These forms of contraception all work to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but do not protect against or prevent STIs.

Getting yourself checked

If you do not use condoms as a form of contraception, or use any other type of contraception, then it is important to get yourself checked. Even if you think that you are perfectly healthy and have no symptoms of an STI, it is still worth having frequent check-ups. This can be done by making an appointment to go to an STI clinic, or if there is a drop in clinic nearby you can visit without getting an appointment. Statistically, it’s best to get yourself checked once a year, specifically after unprotected sex or in between new partners.

Some symptoms of STIs can remain invisible for a long time without being diagnosed; you could be carrying a sexual infection without knowing and pass it onto other people, or become ill from it in the future. Most STIs can be cured with medication, or very easily managed. The earlier that you get yourself checked, the earlier you can get treated - and ultimately save yourself from any related future problems. If you start a relationship with a new person, getting tested is good practice, as this allows you to start your relationship on a clean slate before engaging in sexual activity.

For more information on how to look after yourself and the best practices for your sexual health, read some of the resources that are available on the NHS Live Well Site and others like it.

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