Boost your confidence

Publish Date: 15/05/2012

Many gay and bisexual men have told us that they would benefit from having more confidence in different situations, including sexual situations and when meeting new people. 

Research has shown (the ‘INSIGHT’ study) that men who have higher levels of confidence and repeat test for HIV are less likely to become HIV positive than lose who report lower confidence levels. 

This is, in part, due to the fact that men report that having confidence is key in being able to maintain safer sex behaviours, as well as negotiate condom use. 

Low self esteem has also often being cited as a factor in men engaging in unprotected anal sex, and this is overwhelmingly the main way that gay and bisexual men become infected with HIV.

The LGF are hosting a one day workshop; "Go For it!" - Confidence Building and Sexual Health Training for gay and bisexual men.

This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 26th May but has been postponed to 9th June as the new time means a bigger space and room for even more attendees!

Taking place on Saturday 9th June 11:00am – 4:00pm at The LGF’s Community Resource Centre in Manchester the workshop will give you techniques around building your confidence in a variety of settings, including sexual situations which can help you to negotiate safer sex and condom use more easily.

To book a place please contact Peter Boyle on 0845 3 30 30 30 or email