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Sexual Health is very important at all ages but especially for teenagers and young adults. According to the FPA, young people are most at risk of sexually transmitted infections.

Whether you are preparing to go to events such as the Lovebox festival or you want to have a cosy weekend with your boyfriend or girlfriend at home, you must remember not to put your sexual health at risk.

There are a lot of Sexually Transmitted Infections that, if not treated for a long time, can cause severe problems. Don't ignore your sexual health!

When should I check my sexual health?

As soon as you become sexually active or change sexual partner, you should check your sexual health, especially if you feel like you’ve had a risky sexual encounter. A risky encounter is any type of sexual encounter where you do not use precautions (that could be things like a male or female condom). Even if you have had oral sex, you might be at risk of contracting infections.

Sometimes people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the genital area will also have symptoms such as a discharge, redness or itching. The symptoms you might have will depend on the STI you might carry. However, most STIs can also be asymptomatic, meaning that people having them might not have any symptoms whatsoever. This is why it is important to get tested if you feel like you have had a risky encounter.

Why is it important to check my sexual health if I don’t have symptoms?

STIs like Chlamydia are important to get treated as they may lead, in the long run, to problems regarding fertility. Also, if you do not know that you have Chlamydia and you are sexually active, you risk spreading the infection to your sexual partners, who in turn might give it to others, thus increasing the number of people affected by this infection. By getting tested you will know if you are positive. If you do find out that you are positive for an STI, the right course of antibiotic should clear the infection and you will stop any problems for yourself and others.


The aforementioned information seeks to be an educational introduction to the topic of sexual health. However, please bear in mind that only your GP or your doctor can give you medical advice regarding sexually transmitted infections. Furthermore, bear in mind that each infection is different and both the infection and the treatment reacts differently in different people. If you have any further questions after reading this, you should speak to your doctor freely, asking anything you want.

It is important that you are well-informed about your sexual health and the need to get tested. If you want to find more information on specific topics, feel free to browse this website. We hope to include all of the issues that you might have and that you might want to find out more about.