Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Women who have sex with women often find it difficult to find information about sex and sexual health that is relevant to them - information on safer sex is often aimed at heterosexual couples or gay/bi men. 

To tackle this problem, LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme launched our 'We ❤ Sex' campaign to give women who have sex with women information on how to have great sex, how to keep yourself and your partners safe and what to do when things don't go as planned.

Plus, sex is a great tonic - it improves your wellbeing, reduces stress levels and could even make you healthier: one study found that having sex once or twice a week could boost your immune system! But sex is only good for you if it's enjoyable, consensual and safe.

We try to be as inclusive as possible, but the info on some of these pages is geared towards cis-gender women. Click here to download THT's guide to sexual health for trans women or click here to read Early 2 Bed's practical guide to sex for trans women.

Beating about the Bush

Our guide to sex and sexual health for women who have sex with women.

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First produced in 2008 and updated in 2014, this was the first resource of its kind produced in the UK for lesbian and bisexual women. It is also the most popular resource LGBT Foundation has ever produced.

Download the guide

We also have a few short articles on a range of topics that you might find helpful if you're having sex or thinking of having sex with women:

Watch our 'quickies for girls' for info on sex and sexual health for women who have sex with women: