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|REACH OUT Highland is a sexual health charity which opened on 1st
we support anyone - regardless of their cultural, religious, personal beliefs and values, age or lifestyle - to make effective choices about their sexual health and well being.
|WHAT IS SEXUAL HEALTH?
A glance at any problem page in women and men's magazines will show the range of issues which people often face. While some may specifically concern HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, others can be about relationships, sexuality, abuse, inability to negotiate safer sex, infertility, contraception and impotence, to name but a few.
When most of us think of health we think of disease or the absence of it, but sexual health is much more than that. Sex threatens us, motivates us and offers escape. It can be tender, loving, joyful, painful, explosive, wondrous, fulfilling or humiliating. We may get enough or too little.
Our lifestyle determines our health - what we eat, how we use or abuse our bodies, the kind of sex we have - safe, safer or unsafe.
At a deeper level, noticing what drives us to do what we do - the
'payoffs' we get from engaging in risky behaviour, smoking, drinking,
taking drugs, being (in)considerate of others - can help us determine
whether what we do contributes to our health and well being or not.
|HOW IS IT FOR YOU?
Hopefully, the sexual side of your sex life will be healthy. but if you're reading this then perhaps, like others, it may be an area of concern. How many of the following sound like you?
- I am afraid of sex.
If you have checked off three or more of the above then you would do well
to consider improving your sexual health.
We offer a range of services:
- information on sexual health, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
- support to those infected as well as those close to them.
- information and emotional support on sexuality.
- HIV counselling and testing.
- training for groups, schools, organisations and employers.
- support to self help or other interest groups.
- free condoms and lubricant.
|CONTACT US AT
REACH OUT Highland
34 Waterloo Place