There has recently been an increase in monkeypox cases within the UK, however the risk of catching it remains low. Monkeypox can affect anyone; however the majority of monkeypox cases in the UK continue to be in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with the infection being passed on mainly through close contact between people in interconnected sexual networks. Therefore, these groups in particular are advised to be aware of the symptoms, especially any new rashes or lesions on any part of their body. If you have symptoms of monkeypox please contact a sexual health service or call NHS 111. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.
Healthy relationships are an important part of a healthy sex life, what ever your gender, age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what “normal” behaviour is, in a healthy relationship you should feel safe, respected and free to be yourself.
Some behaviours are never ok in a relationship;
It is never acceptable for someone to pressure someone to do something they are not happy with. This could include
If someone makes you do something you don’t want to, makes you feel scared, intimidated or tries controlling you, it’s not acceptable and is never OK. You can find more information about what is and is not a respectful relationship here
You can read more information on the Disrespect Nobody website.