Love, Sex and You

packets of condoms

General

Love, Sex and You’ in an easy read version using clear language, large text and photographs. Developed by the NHS.

This booklet has been written for people with learning disabilities and covers important subjects such as:

  • Relationships
  • Gender Identity
  • Being Safe
  • Consent 

Online Relationships 

Online relationships and staying safe – easy read by Mencap 

 Sex

What is sexual consent – easy read guide from Avon and Somerset Rape and Sexual Abuse Support service. 

Have safe sexan easy read guide by Change in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

How to put on a condom-easy read sheet. 

Sexuality 

What is sexuality– easy read by Mencap using Photosymbols. 

Pregnancy 

You are pregnant:your choices – easy read guide 

You are pregnant– link to Disability Rights Uk site. 

STDs

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are very common. You can find out more about the types of STDS below.

STIs -please note this is a general guide to STIs and not in easy read. 

What is HIV? -easy read guide 

Gonorrhoea 

Genital warts

Chlamydia information for women 

Chlamydia information for men

Syphilis -please note this document has images of men’s private body parts. 

Pubic Lice -link to NHS website. 

Local Sexual Health Services

Sexual Health Dorset in Palmerston Road, Bournemouth offers appointments Monday-Friday and can be contacted on 0300 303 1948 (phoneline open 8:15am-4:45pm Monday-Friday, closed 12:30pm-13:30pm for lunch)

  • STI testing and treatment for people with symptoms
  • Emergency contraception
  • Contraception
  • Young people’s service (under 21 years)
  • Pregnancy test
  • Coil fitting and removal
  • Implant fitting and removal
  • Early Medical Termination Service (Abortion)
  • PEP
  • PrEP and support
  • LGBT specialist support
  • Vaccines
  • HIV Treatment Clinic
  • Free condoms
  • Sexual health advice and support

Over the Rainbow, LGBT Support Clinic -based at Palmerston Road, Bournemouth offers appointments Wednesdays between 11am-7pm.

Services include:

  • STI testing and treatment for people with symptoms
  • PEP
  • PrEP and support
  • Vaccines
  • Free condoms
  • Sexual health advice and support