When was the last time you discussed sexual health with your friends? It may depend on your age, the younger you are the more likely you are to go with your friends, after a summer holiday and as part of the ritual everyone gets tested together.
If you live with housemates, one of them may give you the “beady eye” and suggest you get yourself tested if you did not come home one night. Are you that housemate – and who is nudging you to? Taking care of your sexual health is really important and is something that is drummed into us when we are young, but as the statistics show is becoming something that the newly single in their 40s, 50s and 60s need to be increasingly reminded of with the fastest growing rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis.
Talking about sexual health with your friends is a great way to make it seem a normal activity like going to the dentist (although less painful) which as part of your health care routine it could be. Start the conversation, you will be glad you did and your friends will thank you for it. Remember our phone lines are open 24/7 so if you have any questions just phone us up, put us on speaker phone and we will do our best to help you.
Better2Know is the UK’s leading private provider of sexual health testing services.