Let’s Talk About Sex: Normalising Sexual Health

Hiya I’m back!!! Just before I get into this post, I thought I’d mention that I recently started a Youtube channel! I upload every Sunday (and maybe have some surprise videos as and when) so chances are, you’ve missed a cheeky upload! Please go and subscribe and show me love because it’s scary business!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxyLhN7ZlrZeyD0SDHPSqg

Yeah, that’s right. I am bringing this series back. I don’t know why I stopped it but I am determined to bring it back. Maybe not that often but more than I have done before!

Sexual health is such a taboo thing in this world still today. For a society that is centred around sex, it’s weird that we don’t talk about the risks associated with having sex, even just once. Yeah there’s the known risk of an unwanted pregnancy but we don’t talk about sexual transmitted diseases (STDS) and that’s something I want to talk about, especially because it’s sexual health awareness month.

I’m all for people having as much or as little sex as they want, but what I’m not for is people having said sex unsafely.

There’s an array of ways that you can have safe sex:

  • Birth control. This can vary from the combined pill to an implant. Obviously these all depend on your reliability because if you can remember to take a tablet, then the combined pill may be for you. Whereas if you are terrible at taking medication on time, something such as the implant or the coil may be more suitable because you don’t have to remember to take something every day! However, birth control via these methods don’t protect people against transmitting sexual diseases or infections so that’s important to remember!
  • Condoms. This will ultimately protect you from the risk of pregnancy and STDs if used correctly. Without using a condom there is a risk of contracting chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV etc etc. So condoms are 100% essential even if you think your pull out game is on point.

Undergoing sexual health checks are so necessary if you’re having sex frequently – whether that’s with partners or hook ups. Both are essential to make sure you aren’t carrying any STD from sexual partner to another. These tests can vary from STD to STD because each disease is present in other ways to another.

I understand that a lot of people are terrified of the evasiveness of sexual health checks. But if you’re willing to get up close and personal with another person or multiple people, you should be aware that you may have to get these checks.

You can get sexual health checks in numerous places:

STDcheck.com allows for 100% confidential screenings that show your results via email within 1 to 2 working days so you can be aware of whether you’re carrying any STD as soon as possible to receive treatment!

You can test for each individual STD or do a bulk test for the common ones!

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10 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Sex: Normalising Sexual Health

  1. Sexual health awareness is SO important, especially for young teens. The Internet offers a lot of help nowadays but it can only get you so far. It won’t be able to tell you if you have an STI and it definitely won’t help you treat it. Fact is (like you wrote) – it needs to be normalized and the best way to do that is to TALK about it. Give people the information they need. Such a great post Sophie, I do hope you continue this series again! X

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  2. It’s scary how much misinformation seems to be floating around regarding sexual health. It’s so important for people, especially teens, to have access to accurate information so they can make informed decisions.

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