Women's sexual webpages
Sex and sexuality play an important role in the health and wellbeing of women across the lifespan.
Physical changes caused by illness, menopause, medications, psychological effects like depression, what is happening in your relationship and family can all impact on libido (sexual desire), arousal, your ability to orgasm and sometimes make sex painful.
Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened. Our specialist teams deliver tailored support to help people recover from the effects of crime and traumatic events.
We speak up for victims’ rights, ensuring their needs are met in the criminal justice system.
Understanding the different contraception options available, what is safe sex and what are the symptoms of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are important to your sexual health.
Finding solutions to any problems you may be having involves determining what seems to affect your sex life and then trying strategies to deal with this.
There are many causes of dyspareunia including physical ones like not enough lubrication, a skin infection, illness or surgery.
But if you do find support, it can build intimacy and help you to manage your sexual relationship more honestly.
The types of STIs including HIV, herpes, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, warts, lice, hepatitis B and syphilis are discussed along with symptoms and treatments.
Knowing how to protect yourself and practise safer sex is important to protecting your health and wellbeing and your fertility.
Personal stories help to show you are not alone because sometimes sex can be a difficult topic to talk about with others.
Physical changes with ageing, illness, medications, psychological effects like depression, what is happening in your relationship and family can all impact on sex.
Our support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.