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“Surf & Sex Ed = SurfEd” – YEP Youth & SHBBV Sector Blog Post (2018)

October 4, 2018

Surfing has an unparalleled impact on people’s lives. The physical, mental, emotional, social and even spiritual benefits are endless. The obsession to surf becomes so strong that many people choose to revolve their entire lives around it. The therapeutic benefits of being in the water, away from the daily stresses or the more significantly difficult […]

National Condom Day – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! – YEP Crew Blog Post (2018)

March 2, 2018

(Content Warning: this blog discusses consent and what does not count as consent) February is one of my favourite times of the year – no, it’s not my birthday – it’s actually because there’s a whole week in February is devoted to sexual health! As a sexual health educator/enthusiast, Sexual Health Week is a pretty […]

6 Things You Should Know About Losing Your Virginity – YEP Crew Blog Post (2018)

February 26, 2018

You Define What It Means to You Everyone has a different idea about what constitutes as ‘losing your virginity’. For some people, it’s the first time they have any sexual contact. For others, they define it as the first time they have penetrative sex. Either way, it’s up to you to define what virginity means […]

Growing up without ‘THE TALK’…Is it really something you need to know? – YEP Volunteer Blog Post: Vanessa (2018)

February 9, 2018

I’m sure I’m not the only 20 year old in the world that hasn’t received a lecture about sex from their parents. Even so, I still feel kind of weird that it never happened – I was expecting it to. Waiting for years, thinking surely it’s coming, but nope! I guess I am grateful to […]

Try It Without Your Eyes & Ears – Sex from a New Perspective – YEP Volunteer Blog: Vanessa (2018)

January 9, 2018

One of the aspects of sex that’s taken for granted by most people, is being able to absorb the sights and sounds involved – by this I mean the moans and groans and the whispers of ‘I Love You’ that accompany the passionate act. (Obviously not all people who have sex together love each other, […]

YEP/headspace Forum on ‘The Link Between Sexual Health & Mental Health’ – YEP Crew Blog Post: Julia (2017)

October 5, 2017

Over the last couple of years, there has been significantly more attention directed to mental health. People are talking about it more and national events like ‘R U OK’ day have helped to push mental health into mainstream media. However, something that isn’t really talked about is the relationship between mental health and sexual health. […]

HERO Condoms – YEP Crew Blog Post: Amelia (2017)

August 28, 2017

Do you have a favourite condom brand? Maybe one you buy every time out of habit, or whatever’s cheapest? It might not seem like a big deal, but it’s worth thinking about which condoms you are buying, because there’s actually some pretty big differences between them. HERO condoms are an emerging brand in Australia leading […]

The Positive Power of Peers – YEP Crew Blog Post: Susan (2017)

August 18, 2017

Last month, Nia and I flew to Sydney to present at the 2017 Youth Health Conference (#YouthHealth2017 #ConferenceLyf), which is run by the Australian Association of Adolescent Health (AAAH) every two years. This was my first time presenting at a national conference. It had been a few months in the lead up and it FINALLY […]

Creating Safe Spaces in Mandurah – YEP Crew Blog Post: Fatema (2017)

August 11, 2017

The YEP Crew took a trip down to Mandurah where we did our Creating Safe Spaces workshop for the youth sector. Jordina, Shaina, Matt and I framed the workshop around the YEP Youth Sector Guidelines poster. This is the second workshop we have had based off these guidelines. We changed it up a bit and […]

Hepatitis WA: We can CURE Hepatitis C – YEP Youth & SHBBV Sector Blog Post: Bianca (2017)

July 24, 2017

Did you know Friday July 28th is World Hepatitis Day? This year we are focusing on hepatitis C being curable and the possibility of the eventual elimination of hepatitis C in Australia. Currently there are an estimated 200,000 people living with hepatitis C who will benefit if they access the new treatments. Australia is on […]

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