Sexual health work is totally fascinating to me! I have been involved in this field for fifteen years and it never gets dull or repetitive - or less necessary, and I can't see that changing any time soon.
We British are so strange in our attitudes to sex, and the Scots are possibly the most nervous about dealing with the subject out of the lot of us. As a society we don't like to talk about it but we really do like to see it portrayed on our TVs, in our papers and magazines, and we expect our young people and women to try and look sexy at all times. As a nation we expect everyone to be 'at it' all the time but we really don't like to spend money on making sure people are sexually healthy. We expect people to be sexual athletes and experts but we don't want them to learn to do that responsibly and safely before they start to experiment. The result of this is far too high an incidence of regret about first experiences of sex, a massive number of people with sexually transmitted infections (STI), too many unintended pregnancies, and too many abortions. Crazy - all of it.
And possibly the most important part of sex - the relationships bit, or how to communicate with someone else about how we feel about them, we give virtually no educational time to at all. The end result is that we have a high percentage of relationships in difficulty or divorce, and far too high an incidence of domestic violence.
Whether you need help writing a strategy for your area or need front line service staff to do some thinking about their attitudes to sexual issues. Whether you want to examine the needs of young men around sexual health, or look at ways in which the adults they look to as role models can be persuaded to make a better job of that, then get in touch to see what can be designed to help in terms of training, group facilitation or consultancy. If I'm not the right person to do the job you need done, with the contacts I have across the UK, I'll be able to put you in touch with someone who is.