Sexual Health Support


Being responsible and looking after your sexual health is just as important as caring for your physical and mental wellbeing. At your Students’ Union, we encourage safe sex practices by providing services such as free sexual health testing and condoms. You can find these in Sophia Building on Newton Park Campus.

You can also get tested and receive treatment from the Riverside Clinic in the centre of town. However, because of the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, they are not offering walk-in clinics. We advise you to book an appointment with Riverside or with your local GP if you have any concerns about your sexual health.

Regardless of your sexual orientation, you should be making sure to test regularly and in between partners. This is particularly important for gay and bisexual men, as they may be more at risk of being HIV positive without being aware of their status. We encourage the use of dental dams to decrease risk of STIs or STDs.
You can find out more about registering with a GP in Bath
here.

To find more information regarding Sexual Health Services near you please see the NHS Choices search engine. 

You can find more information and advice on sexual health at the websites below.
BANES
NHS

Chlamydia test kits and screening are available at a number of venues
LGBTQ+ Sexual Health

Eco-friendly Sexual Health

Sustainability and the environment are very important to us at your Students’ Union. Many brands of condoms are made of latex rubber which can take around four years to decompose. While we understand that not everyone has the resources and budget available to consider more environmentally-friendly alternatives to conventional condoms, we also want you to know that there are options out there.

These include:

  • Hanx Condoms
  • Sustain Condoms

Consent

The UK law states that any people engaging in a sexual activity together must all give their consent. Consent is given when a person agrees to something without pressure or guilt. Active and enthusiastic consent is essential to any romantic or sexual relationship, and all participants should feel respected.
You can find out more information
here.