Sexual Health Week

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11th September 2017

Awkward

Awkward... those moments when you don't know what to do or what to say. The subjects we're taught at school - like Maths and English - help us to deal with a lot of situations, but when it comes to sex and relationships, we're often left without the answers.

Testing Times

A short drama about a couple who don't think they need to get tested for HIV, but don't actually know all of each other's secrets quite as well as they assume they do.

My Boyfriend Gave Me Herpes

A young woman with herpes talks about how she caught the infection from her boyfriend and how his lack of understanding affected their relationship and her confidence.

STI Trivia

Random members of the public are quizzed on their knowledge and understanding of the UK's most common sexually transmitted infections, with remarkably few knowing much about them.

Bad Sex, Blame School

Kieran talks about his experiences of Sex Ed at school and why he thinks schools should teach more about the good side of sex, specifically love and relationships, in order to offer more positive perspectives for young people.

Inside a GUM Clinic

The camera follows a young girl on a trip to the GUM Clinic, to find out what it is really like, what sort of questions they ask, how the tests are conducted and how results are delivered.

The Secret Lives Of STIs

A Sexual Health expert lists the top five STIs in the UK at the moment, and exposes how dangerously secretive they can be.

The Unsuspected Killer

Paul Archer, a specialist nurse, discusses how HIV is perceived, tested and medicated.

More And More

An investigation into the worryingly high rise in HIV in UK teens over the last few years.

Positive Is Negative

Do young people feel that Sex Ed is well taught in schools at the moment? In these interviews with random teenagers, they suggest that topics such as STIs are not given enough attention in our schools today.

French Letters, British Lovers

David Machin condemns the media's irresponsible attitude towards sex, and its implications. He argues that it is important to empower youngsters to make healthy choices by changing the way sex is publicised. The current portrayal is going to perpetuate the increasing rise in HIV and AIDS in the UK.

Teenage Sex: Right Or Wrong?

Two teenagers debate the rights and wrongs of having sex at a young age. Can sex be recreational or should it be part of a loving and adult relationship? When are you old enough to handle the responsibility that sexual intimacy brings? And do you really know enough about the consequences?

HIV's Here

Shocking facts and figures about the rise of HIV in Britain.

Check It Out

Lucy and Emma discuss STI tests they've had and how they made sure they were confidential. They debate social stereotypes surrounding carrying condoms and going to GUM clinics, explaining why those attitudes are outdated.

Masked Menace

A short drama depicting the dangerously silent journey that chlamydia takes between its victims.

Screwball!

A comedy drama for SRE (or RSE) lessons about Ryan and Natalie - two young people struggling through their first sexual encounter, and having to deal with each other's expectations, a shiny trumpet and way too many cats. It's ideal for opening up discussion about consent, peer pressure and the internet's influence on relationships.

A film by Adam Tyler.

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