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Sex and relationships are an important part of life and just like we need to look after our physical and mental health, we also need to take care of our sexual health. In order to do this we need to know everything there is to know about our bodies, sex, infections, contraception, pregnancies and so on. Often this will include breaking down some of the myths about sex and relationships that are all around us. For instance, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) affect people of all ages and regular tests and screens are recommended for everyone, not just young people. In fact nearly half of all STI diagnoses are amongst adults over 25.
Whilst having sex should always be a positive experience for both partners, it can also lead to catching an infection or becoming pregnant without wanting to. Condoms are really effective at preventing both infections, such as Chlamydia, and unwanted pregnancies and should be used every time you have sex. You can pick up free condoms from a range of services across Sheffield. It is also recommended to have regular tests and screens for infections.
A comprehensive list of sexual health services for men in Sheffield
What you need to know about pregnancy
If you and your partner are preparing for pregnancy or expecting a child you may want to find out more information in order to support your partner through the pregnancy
Men’s sexual problems
Difficulties around sex are common for men of all ages, but are more likely to cause problems as you get older. Some concerns go away by themselves whilst others need treatment. Specialist services are available to offer help
Male sterilisation or vasectomy is a permanent method of contraception that is available free of charge on the NHS
Despite being relatively uncommon, testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting men between 20 and 55 years. Regular self checks help to detect the condition at an early stage
Having positive and equal relationships are central to our health and wellbeing and how we see ourselves. It may sometimes to be necessary to review our relationships by asking ourselves some key questions
Gay and bisexual men’s health and support
Sexual health information aimed specifically at gay and bisexual men, including details of support services in Sheffield
I need someone to talk to
At times you may want to have a chat about your sexual health, perhaps to get some information about keeping safe or advice about tests and treatments. You can come to one of the sexual health services for a face to face chat or if you prefer to have a phone conversations there are helplines available