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Sexual Health And Young Adults.

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I recently had to visit my local Sexual Health Clinic, a burning sensation when peeing. Thankfully a false alarm, a bacterial infection brought on by the hot weather and not drinking enough fluids.

When I got there, what struck me was how young all the other patients were, all late teens and very early twenties. I'm 62 and lots of heads turned in my direction and stared, heads turn back, a few sniggers and whispers, made me feel very self conscious. What made it worse out of about 30 people only 2 were blokes, all the rest, girls.

Anyway, up to reception and book in, ask if I've come on the wrong day, what with all the young people there, no, its open to all.

Sit down and wait, realise that most of the other people are students, clinic is in Kingston and the Uni. is close by,  some of the girls have brought friends for moral support.

Don't have to wait long and get to see a medic, he does his procedures, we have a question and answer session and I mention how young the other people are. He says things change in the evening, older people, more men, but the vast majority of people are young adults and most are girls.

 

Opens up lots of questions, Sex education- doing enough to warn about sexual health.

                                            

                                             Precautions- doesn't seem as if many take any, lots of clinics hand out free condoms to under 20's.

 

                                             Why does it seem that more girls will visit the clinic than boys.

 

How times have changed, I last visited a clinic 40 years ago, my problem turned out to be NSU, what a miserable place it was, an old decrepit institutional building and staff that made you feel, well, not very good about yourself, very judgmental. The rest of the clientele were mainly middle aged men.

The Kingston clinic, bright and modern, the staff, including reception, friendly and understanding.

A big change for the better. 

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I recently had to visit my local Sexual Health Clinic, a burning sensation when peeing. Thankfully a false alarm, a bacterial infection brought on by the hot weather and not drinking enough fluids.

When I got there, what struck me was how young all the other patients were, all late teens and very early twenties. I'm 62 and lots of heads turned in my direction and stared, heads turn back, a few sniggers and whispers, made me feel very self conscious. What made it worse out of about 30 people only 2 were blokes, all the rest, girls.

Anyway, up to reception and book in, ask if I've come on the wrong day, what with all the young people there, no, its open to all.

Sit down and wait, realise that most of the other people are students, clinic is in Kingston and the Uni. is close by,  some of the girls have brought friends for moral support.

Don't have to wait long and get to see a medic, he does his procedures, we have a question and answer session and I mention how young the other people are. He says things change in the evening, older people, more men, but the vast majority of people are young adults and most are girls.

 

Opens up lots of questions, Sex education- doing enough to warn about sexual health.

                                            

                                             Precautions- doesn't seem as if many take any, lots of clinics hand out free condoms to under 20's.

 

                                             Why does it seem that more girls will visit the clinic than boys.

 

How times have changed, I last visited a clinic 40 years ago, my problem turned out to be NSU, what a miserable place it was, an old decrepit institutional building and staff that made you feel, well, not very good about yourself, very judgmental. The rest of the clientele were mainly middle aged men.

The Kingston clinic, bright and modern, the staff, including reception, friendly and understanding.

A big change for the better. 

 

there is supposed to be a problem with older people and STI's - they didnt use condoms when dating in the 70's (I didnt -no-one did then) then they got married, and then start dating in their late 50's  and all the AIDS fuss passed them by

But they can afford private to avoid the public STI, or perhaps they don't care if their GP nurse does the blood tests.

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Such a worry that the STIs could become so prevalent that antibiotics are starting to lose their efficacy.

 

I saw a tv programme where the young people the OP refers to were dealt with by a cheery chap who just shrugged his shoulders at the same people turning up again and readily confessing to bareback intercourse with anyone they could pick up at a pub or club.

 

My local lady is of a sterner character and I am very pleased about that.

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I saw a programme not long ago called sex and the city and in birmingham some young boys have attitudes and state, "you're not a man till you've had an STI"

 

Thats URG

 

Charlotte 

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Am i getting this straight.You went to see a lady from Gumtree who you didnt know was an escort but had sex with her.She had a single mark right near her anus which(we'll leave for now the fact it could be a birth mark) was so far up her crack you could only see it after spreading her cheeks.Now im stood here running through it in my head.and i cant think of s single position through purely vaginal sex that would put you anywhere near that single blotch.Now i know infections can be acrried around an infected area but a single mark.

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I've been to GUM clinics for full health test maybe 12-15 times over the last 6 years I think.

Every time there has been more women than men, mostly age teens to 35ish by their looks.

Some of them quite sexy I've wondered if they were possibly escorts - if only you could ask lol

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Am i getting this straight.You went to see a lady from Gumtree who you didnt know was an escort but had sex with her.She had a single mark right near her anus which(we'll leave for now the fact it could be a birth mark) was so far up her crack you could only see it after spreading her cheeks.Now im stood here running through it in my head.and i cant think of s single position through purely vaginal sex that would put you anywhere near that single blotch.Now i know infections can be acrried around an infected area but a single mark.

Somehow this has been posted in the wrong topic.

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