Contraception Spotlight: Condoms

Today, we’re talking about a topic that’s crucial for keeping our sexual health game strong – condoms! Let’s break down everything you need to know about this trusty form of contraception. Whether it’s your first time thinking about using them or you’re looking to learn more, we’ve got you covered! What Are Condoms? Condoms are […]

Understanding Pornography: What You Need to Know

If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious about pornography—what it is, how it impacts us, and what you should be aware of. We’re here to give you the lowdown in a way that’s easy to understand and relatable. So, let’s dive into the world of porn and get some answers to the questions you might […]

Spotlight on STIs: Understanding Syphilis

At Suffolk Sexual Health Service, we continue our series on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with a focus on syphilis this month. STIs are infections transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. There are over 25 different STIs, and they affect people of all ages. Understanding STIs, their symptoms, and treatments is […]

STI Spotlight: HIV – What You Need to Know

As part of our series spotlighting STI’s, this month we’re looking at HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are an infection that can be passed on between sexual partners during unprotected sexual contact. There are more than 25 STIs which can be spread by vaginal, anal or oral sex. They are unfortunately common […]

What are pronouns and why do they matter?

A pronoun is how you refer to a person. You will use these all the time without realising. The pronoun often refers to the persons gender ie Him/He or She/Her. Often you will assume someone’s pronoun or gender based on their appearance or their name perhaps. Not everyone identifies with the binary definitions of gender […]

STI Spotlight: Trichomoniasis – What You Need to Know

As part of our series spotlighting STI’s, this month we’re looking at Trichomoniasis. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are an infection that can be passed on between sexual partners during unprotected sexual contact. There are more than 25 STIs which can be spread by vaginal, anal or oral sex. They are unfortunately common amongst all age […]

STI Spotlight: Mycoplasma Genitalium – What You Need to Know

As part of our series spotlighting STI’s, this month we’re looking at Mycoplasma Genitalium. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are an infection that can be passed on between sexual partners during unprotected sexual contact. There are more than 25 STIs which can be spread by vaginal, anal or oral sex. They are unfortunately common amongst all […]

Decoding Discharge: What’s Normal and When to Pay Attention

It’s time to dive into a topic that might not be the easiest to discuss but is essential for your sexual health – discharge. Whether you’re female or male, discharge can happen, and it’s crucial to know what’s normal, what to watch out for, and what it might indicate. Let’s get started! What is Discharge? […]

STI Spotlight: Hepatitis B – What You Need to Know

As part of our series spotlighting STI’s, this month we’re looking at Hepatitis B. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are an infection that can be passed on between sexual partners during unprotected sexual contact. There are more than 25 STIs which can be spread by vaginal, anal or oral sex. They are unfortunately common amongst all […]

Navigating Intimacy: Your Role in Relationships, Casual Encounters, and Safer Sex

Hey there! Let’s have an open and friendly chat about personal responsibilities in relationships, casual encounters, and the importance of practicing safe sex. At Suffolk Sexual Health Service, we believe that understanding these responsibilities can lead to more satisfying, safer, and healthier sexual experiences. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of personal responsibilities […]