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Sex and stuff

Thinking about having sex?

Deciding to have sex is an important decision.
It should feel nice.

You must make sure that you and your boyfriend or girlfriend both feel ready to have sex.

Do you both feel happy about it?

It is against the law to force someone to have sex if they don’t want to.

You should never force anyone and nobody should force you to do something you don’t want.

If you decide to have sex think about:

1. A private place to have sex. Your bedroom is a good place.

2. Condoms. These protect against infections and prevent pregnancy.

3. Contraception, if you don’t want to have a baby.

Talk to someone about sex to get advice.

This could be your mum or dad, a friend or support worker.

You can also talk to your GP or nurse or to someone at the sexual health clinic like a youth worker or health adviser.

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Find your local Pharmacy or Clinic and book a confidential appointment.

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