Talking about sex

Sex is definitely worth talking about. The articles and videos in this section give tips on talking about sex with your partner, young child or teenager, and where to go for further information, help and support with your sexual health if you need it.

Where can I get sexual health advice?

Where to get advice on sex and relationships, including contraception, STIs and counselling.

Talking to your partner about sex

Advice on how to talk to a new partner about safer sex and your sexual history.

Why talk to your children about sex?

Talking to your children about sex as they grow up can help them improve their sexual health and confidence.

Talking to your teenager about sex

How to talk to your teenage child about sex and relationships, including contraception, pregnancy and STIs.

How to talk to your child about sex

Tips on how to talk to your young child about sex, including naming body parts and answering questions.

Parents: six things to know about sex

Things your kids might not know about sex and relationships, with facts on chlamydia, condoms and consent.

Is your teenager’s relationship healthy?

Information for parents on signs of violence in teenage relationships, and how to help your child.

If you need help now

Where to get sexual health help urgently, including advice after sexual assault and forgetting to take the Pill.

Let's talk about sex

A psychosexual therapist explains why talking about sex is important, especially if there's a sexual problem.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

Tools

Sex and young people

Answers to sex FAQs, including saying no, what to do if a condom splits, being gay and more

Contraception guide

All you need to know about contraception, how it works and where to get it

Media last reviewed: 03/01/2013

Next review due: 03/01/2015

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