outnorthwest issue 113
The recent broadcast of ‘Unsafe Sex In The City’ on BBC Three brought the issues of sexual health testing into the living rooms of millions of people throughout November.
We had lots of feedback from the community about the programme and its choice of larger-than-life ‘characters’, but there’s no denying that the programme had an impact. Clinical services offered at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation saw a huge spike in attendees, so regardless of how the message may been have presented, it certainly hit home.
Throughout this issue of outnorthwest, and tied into World AIDS Day (1st December), we’re pushing the message even more. Knowing your HIV status - regardless of the result - puts you in control of your life, so it’s important you get tested.
Amongst all the safer sex and testing messages, sometimes we can forget that sex is meant to be fun, which is why it’s great to see the publication this month of the new edition of ‘Sex Tips For Men’ by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation. Written by every day gay and bisexual men, this fantastic guide is full of real-life sex tips and advice to help you have the sex you want. Make sure you pick your copy up.
We’ll be back in the New Year, but in the meantime The LGF Helpline will be taking calls over the festive season. This can be a stressful time for many, so if you want to talk to someone, call the helpline on 0845 3 30 30 30 anytime from 10am-10pm.
Have a safe and happy festive season from everyone here at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
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