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  • Our Bodies
    Puberty is all the changes that begin to happen to your body between the ages of about ten to eighteen. When puberty starts and finishes will be different for everyone.
    • Puberty
      Puberty is all the physical, emotional and mental changes that happens in the process of growing up.
    • Female Anatomy
      A tour of the inside female genitals
    • Male Anatomy
      A tour of the internal male reproductive anatomy.
    • Periods
      Information about Menstruation.
    • Sex and Gender
      There are different aspects to our gender, including biological sex, gender identity and gender role. Gender and biological sex can be the same but also different.
    • Masturbation
      Masturbation is not dirty and something to be ashamed of, it is one way in which we express and explore our sexual feelings. Girls may touch their clitoris and guys may touch their penis.
    • Pregnancy
      The facts of pregnancy, how does pregnancy happen (conception).
    • Body Image
      The world around us sends us all sorts of messages about the ‘perfect’ body. The reality is that guys and girls come in all different shapes and sizes and ‘perfect’ images are often digitally enhanced.
  • Relationships
    Many different types of relationships, including family, friends and teachers. Romantic and sexual relationships. Feelings towards other people are becoming more complicated.
    • Respectful Relationships
      The feeling of falling in love. When will love happen to me. Is it really love.
    • When relationships end
      Falling out of love.
    • Parents
      Sometimes is seems that parents just don’t understand. Young people often fight with their parents and feel unheard and misunderstood. The way forward, the importance of good communication and understanding.
    • Sexual Diversity
      Sexual orientation determines who we are attracted to sexually and romantically. Different kinds of sexual orientation, including lesbian, gay and bisexual. All the different types of sexual orientation are perfectly normal and part of the broad spectrum of human relationships and experiences.
    • Gender Diversity
  • Sex infections
    STIs are infections that can be spread during sexual contact (vaginal, anal, oral sex). Some infections like herpes and warts can also be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Most STIs have no symptoms – so you don’t know you have them.
    • Bacterial Vaginosis
      What is bacterial vaginosis, signs and symptoms, treatment.
    • Chlamydia
      What is chlamydia, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, prevention.
    • Genital Herpes
      What is genital herpes, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, prevention.
    • Genital Warts
      are genital warts, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, prevention.
    • Gonorrhoea
      What is gonorrhoea, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, prevention.
    • Hepatitis A
      What is hepatitis A, signs and symptoms, risky when, vaccination.
    • Hepatitis B
      What is hepatitis B, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, vaccination, prevention.
    • HIV & AIDS
      HIV & AIDS
    • Molluscum contagiosum
      What is molluscum contagiusum, signs and symptoms, risky when, treatment, prevention.
    • Pubic lice
      What is pubic lice, signs and symptoms, risky when, treatment, prevePubic lice, crabs, STI, STD, sexually transmitted infection, disease, teen, youth, young people, sexual health, testing, symptomsntion.
    • Scabies
      What is scabies, signs and symptoms, risky when, treatment.
    • Syphilis
      What is syphilis, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, prevention.
    • Thrush
      What is thrush, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment.
    • Trichomoniasis
      What is trichomoniasis, signs and symptoms, risky when, treatment, prevention.
    • STI Tests
      Getting an STI test. It’s important to have an STI test even if you don’t have any symptoms. What happens during the test. Do I need a Medicare card. Getting the results. Pap smears.
  • Sex
    Sexual health means having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences. Reduce chances of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), blood-borne virus (BBV) or unplanned pregnancy.
    • Being ready for sex
      It can be hard to know whether you are ready for sex. Being sexual with another person is an expression of closeness and intimacy. Different people want different things out of relationships – including sex. Questions to ask yourself to make sure you are ready for sex.
    • Safer Sex
      Sexual health means having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences. Reduce chances of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), blood-borne virus (BBV) or unplanned pregnancy.
    • Orgasm
      When a person is masturbating, or having sex with another person, they become more and more sexually excited. They may reach a peak of sexual excitement which is called orgasm or ‘cumming’. How guys and girls get orgasms.
    • Sex and drugs
      The dangers of mixing sex, alcohol and other drugs. Pressures to consume alcohol and take other drugs during events such as Leavers and the School Ball. Deliberately getting drunk or high for first-time sex.
      • Drink Spiking
        Adding alcohol or another drugs to a drink. Can lead to sexual assault or robbery. Physical symptoms of drink spiking. Tips to keep yourself safe from drink spiking.
  • Keeping Safe
    Meeting people online is becoming more common. Words of caution in meeting people online and tips when meeting a stranger face-to-face.
    • Online Relationships
      Meeting people online is becoming more common. Words of caution in meeting people online and tips when meeting a stranger face-to-face.
    • Sex and the Law
      It is against the law to have heterosexual or homosexual sex if either partner is under 16 years of age even if you both give consent. You always have the right to say NO to sex.
      • Sexual Assault
        Sexual assault is sexual behaviour that makes you feel uncomfortable or scared. Forcing someone to have sex when they don’t want to is a serious criminal offence. This applies even when you said you wanted to have sex or agreed to be touched in a sexual way at the start but then changed your mind.
    • Porn, what's the issue
    • Sexting
      Sexting (a combination of the words ‘sex’ and ‘texting’) is defined as sharing explicit images, messages, or videos via the internet or mobile phones.
  • Condoms and Contraception
    Protecting yourself and your partner against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy. How do I protect myself. What if the contraceptive fails. Importance of condoms and lubricant.
    • Types of contraception
      Types of contraception. Common and less common types of contraception for young people.
      • Male condoms
        Male condom is a thin sheath that covers the entire penis. Male condoms prevent most types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy. How it works, advantages, disadvantages, cost, where to get them.
      • Emergency Contraception
        The emergency contraceptive pill (or the morning after pill) is a hormone pill that can be taken up to three days (up to 72 hours) after having unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. How it works, cost, where to get it.
      • Contraceptive pill
        Two types of contraceptive pills – the combined pill and the progestogen-only pill (also called the ‘mini-pill’). How it works, advantages, disadvantages, cost, where to get it.
      • Implanon
        Implanon® is a small plastic rod, about the size of a matchstick, which is inserted just under the skin on the inside of a girl’s upper arm. How it works, advantages, disadvantages, cost, where to get it.
      • Depo Provera Injections
        Depo Provera® is a synthetic (artificial) hormone that is injected into a girl’s arm or upper thigh every three months. How it works, advantages, disadvantages, cost, where to get it.
      • Female condoms
        The female/internal condom is a plastic pouch that fits inside a woman’s vagina to stop sexual fluids from passing between partners during sexual activity How it works, advantages, disadvantages, cost, where to get them.
      • Intrauterine device (IUD)
        The IUD is a small object that is put inside a woman’s womb (uterus) by a doctor and it is left there for 5 - 8 years. How it works, advantages, disadvantages, cost, where to get it.
      • Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing)
        The NuvaRing® is a soft plastic ring that contains the female hormones oestrogen and progestogen. How it works, advantages, disadvantages, cost, where to get it.
      • Other methods
        Abstinence means different things to different people. The only 100% effective form of contraception. Advantages, disadvantages.
    • How to use a condom-animation
  • FAQs
    Frequently Asked Questions Page
  • Blood Safe
    Blood-borne viruses include hepatitis B and C and HIV (the virus that leads to AIDS). They are passed from person to person through blood-to-blood contact. A big risk for getting hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV is through injecting drugs.
    • Blood-borne Viruses
      Blood-borne viruses include hepatitis B and C and HIV (the virus that leads to AIDS). They are passed from person to person through blood-to-blood contact. A big risk for getting hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV is through injecting drugs.
      • Hepatitis B
        What is hepatitis B, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, vaccination, prevention.
      • Hepatitis C
        What is hepatitis C, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, prevention.
      • HIV & AIDS
        What is HIV & AIDS, signs and symptoms, risky when, what can happen, treatment, prevention.
    • Blood aware animation
      Blood aware - animation
    • Injecting Drugs
      Main risk for getting infected with a blood-borne virus (BBV) is by re-using or sharing any drug injecting equipment such as needles and syringes, spoons and tourniquets.Tips on how to reduce the risks of BBVs if injecting drugs.
    • Body art
      Body piercing and tattoos make a statement about who you are. Risk of blood-borne viruses (BBVs).
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