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Everything you need to know about the clitoris

November 16, 2022

“Rub it vigorously with a penis, or even touch it with the little finger, the seed springs much faster than air, and that is because of the pleasure (…) If you touch it, you will see it become a little harder and oblong to the point that one would call it a kind of virile […]

What is SHBBV?

September 22, 2022

YEP is a sexual health project that educates on Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Viruses (SHBBVs.) SHBBV youth target populations in WA include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, LGBTQIA+ young people, young people in out of home care, young people in the justice system, culturally and linguistically diverse young people and young people with […]

What you need to know about getting an STI test

July 13, 2022

Getting tested for STIs and BBVs may seem scary, but really, its pretty straight forward and simple! And super important, both to look after your own health and the health of your partners. To make things as easy as possible, we’ve answered a bunch of your common questions about STI testing below. If you’re nervous […]

Youth Workers: How to Respond to an STI Disclosure

July 12, 2022

How to respond when a client discloses an STI: SAY: “Thank you for trusting me and telling me that” “I’m here for you” “That might have been a shock to find out, how are you feeling?” “What can I do to support you?” “I’m so glad you told me, I really care about your health […]

Consent 101

July 12, 2022

How to consent Consent is the act of voluntarily accepting for something to happen. You consent to many things in your life: when your friend asks you if they can be your partner for a group project, or offers you a cup of tea, they are asking for your consent for those actions. When it […]

Syphilis Testing

July 12, 2022

Syphilis can be tested for in a blood test, or by a swab if you have symptoms. Not all doctors check for syphilis routinely, so make sure you ask specifically for it.Syphilis is so dangerous because, if left untreated, it can cause serious mental and physical impairments later in life. It can even be passed […]

Quick! PrEP versus PEP

July 6, 2022

For a long time, HIV was seen as the “grim reaper” of STIs. A stigmatised death sentence used to ostracise the homosexual community and shun their sexuality as deviant and cursed. Let’s not even get into the long term effects those fear campaigns have had, but suffice to say, they didn’t work and are still […]

STI Basics

July 6, 2022

Q: Will I die if I get an STI? A: Absolutely not. Most STIs are easily treatable, and often you just need to take some medicine for a week or so. It’s really not a big deal. Q: Will using a condom stop me from getting an STI? A: Not completely, but it is a […]

What you need to know about safer sex

July 6, 2022

There’s heaps of different STI’s and BBV’s and they can be transmitted through different bodily fluids: semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, breast milk, and for some through close physical contact.  You can get these through any type of sexual contact: anal, oral or vaginal sex, and for some intimate contact e.g. […]

What you need to know about queer sexual health

July 6, 2022

Alongside disparities in mental health, LGBTQIA+ people have inequalities in their reproductive and sexual health. Reasons for this include previously negative experiences, limited access to inclusive services (particularly for regional and remote people), and a lack of practitioner knowledge around certain concepts (especially around gender identity). Most sexual health education provided in schools is centred […]

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