Your Sexual Health – Get The Basics

Your
Sexual Health

Your Sexual Health is YOUR Responsibility!

Although parents, teachers, and partners may play a role in looking after your sexual health, at the end of the day it really is up to you. Your sexual health is not just about avoiding STIs and pregnancy – it is so much more than that…

You should feel
Happy
and
Comfortable
in your physical and sexual relationships

Sex should be something that people choose to do, when they are ready, and when they are aware of all the consequences (both physical and emotional). Sex, and sexual relationships should be positive parts of your life. We must remember that there are some people who will never feel sexually attracted to anyone and that is also completely fine (please see our section of the different types of sexuality). We are often asked, ‘when is the right time to have sex?’ There is no straightforward, single answer. It will be different for every person. No matter what type of sex you choose to have (oral sex, anal sex, vaginal sex) it is really important that you can tick these 5 boxes every time:

Consent, Protection, Pleasure and Communication – the four WISER learning points to remember!

To have a healthy and fulfilling
Sexual Life,
you need to be able to tick these four boxes!

It is also essential to be aware of your own, and your partner’s STI status. This means that you need to get regular STI checks, including every time you switch sexual partners, if you or your partner have sex with anyone else, or if you suspect that you partner may have had sex with someone else. For FREE and confidential STI checks in Galway visit…

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC