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Safer Sex

Important information about safer sex

 

Sex is not compulsory in any relationship, but you owe it to yourself to find out as much as you can about sex and how to keep yourself safe before making any decisions.

Some important things to remember:

  • The legal age for having sex is 16.
  • It is your body and you decide when it is right for you to have sex. You should not feel pressured into anything.
  • Having unprotected sex will mean you could be at risk of becoming pregnant or catching a Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Methods of contraception such as the pill will protect you from pregnancy but not STI's.
  • If you are in a same sex relationship it is also important that you practice safe sex to prevent the risk of catching an STI.

 

Sexual Health is an important part of general health and it is all our responsibilities to look after our sexual health and protect ourselves and others. There are 101 ways to show somebody you love them without having sex and it is not essential to a relationship. It is important that you both feel ready before you have sexual intercourse.

Some important things to remember:

  • The legal age for having sexual intercourse in the UK is 16
  • You should never feel pressured into having sex; it should be your decision.
  • Using condoms properly can protect you from a sexually transmitted infection and help to avoid a pregnancy
  • It is recommended that you use contraception such as the oral contraception pill (for females) or the injection or implant to protect against pregnancy and condoms to protect against a sexually transmitted infection, such as chlamydia
  • It is still important to practice safe sex (use protection) whether you are in a heterosexual relationship or same sex relationship

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  • You can visit National organisations that offer advice and support - Think you know is the place for information and advice on love sex and relationships; R U Thinking? is a good place young people should check for advice, information and support on sexual relationships;

 

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website