What happens at a sexual health clinic
A doctor or nurse:
- will ask you some questions about your sex life
- may ask to take a look at your genitals or anus
- will tell you what tests they think you need
Some clinics offer home testing kits for some STIs.
If tests show you have an STI, you should tell your sexual partner and any ex-partners so they can get tested and treated as well.
If you don't want to do this, the clinic can usually do it for you without naming you.
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Emergency contraception in Plymouth
Emergency contraception can be used if did not use contraception or your usual contraceptive method fails.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
If you're worried you have got an STI, go for a check-up at a sexual health clinic as soon as you can.
Can you become addicted to sex?
Some sex and relationships experts believe people can become addicted to the enjoyable feeling or "high" experienced during sex and sexual activity, but others disagree.