Safe Relationships Safer Sex - For people with learning difficulties or disability
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Safe Relationships Safer Sex
Some of us have or want a partner, a girlfriend or a boyfriend.
Some of us have or want a sexual relationship.
You can keep safe and happy in a sexual relationship.
You can look after your health.
You can look after each other’s health.
There is a lot to think about before you have a sexual relationship.
Being sexy and having sex should make you feel good.
Being sexy or having sex is not something to feel bad or sad about.
You can talk to someone you trust.
There are lots of things people might do together in a sexual relationship.
Some people like to do all or some of these sexy things. Some people do not want to do any.
It is important to do only the sexy things that both people feel happy and safe doing.
Being sexy should feel good for both people. Talking together can help.
It is good to know what you like.
It is good to know who you like being sexy with.
No one should make you do things that you do not want to do.
To have a happy and safe sexual relationship it is important to follow the rules about being sexy together.
Sexy touch is OK if...
- Both people want to and say yes.
- Both people are old enough.
- Sex and sexy touch is private.
- People are NOT from the same family.
Being happy and safe in a sexual relationship includes having safer sex.
Sex or sexual intercourse happens when a penis goes into a vagina or a woman's or a man's anus (bottom).
If two people are having safer sex it means
- not having an unplanned pregnancy
- not getting a sexual disease or sexually transmitted infection (STI)
Safer sex means using condoms.
These pictures show how to use a condom.
You are important.
You can say no to sex and sexy touch.
You are important.
You can say yes to sex and sexy touch. If you say yes, remember the rules and always use a condom.
There are places you can phone if you need information or help.
Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
Lifeline 13 11 14
If you want more information about your relationships and safer sex phone:
Family Planning Queensland
- Brisbane07 3250 0240
- Cairns 07 4051 3788
- Townsville 07 4723 8184
- Rockhampton 07 4927 3999
- Bundaberg 07 4151 1556
- Sunshine Coast 07 5479 0755
- Gold Coast 07 5531 2636
- Ipswich 07 3281 4088
- Toowoomba 07 4632 8166
Note: This booklet has been developed for people with learning difficulties. Publications are most effective when used as part of a comprehensive sexuality education program.
Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) has taken every care to ensure that the information contained in this publication is accurate and up-to-date at the time of being published. As information and knowledge is constantly changing, readers are strongly advised to confirm that the information complies with present research, legislation and policy guidelines. FPQ accepts no responsibility for difficulties that may arise as a result of an individual acting on the advice and recommendations it contains.
© Family Planning Queensland
Version 4 / May 2010
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Funded with assistance by Queensland Health