Sexual health

Look through our Sexual Health and Guidance (S.H.A.G) resources to find out how to protect your sexual health and access contraception.

Making the decision to have sex comes with responsibility. You must look after yourself and your partner. It's important to protect both of you from sexually transmitted infections. Use a condom for vaginal, anal and oral sex, and dental dams for oral sex.

Sexual health advice and support services

The below services operate in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. They provide free condoms, advice and sexual health screening:

How to get free condoms

The C-Card is a service for young people aged between 13 and 24. It provides free condoms, lube, dams, sexual health information, help and advice. Visit the C-Card Nottingham website to find out more.

Sexual health support at Brackenhurst Campus

NHS SEXions Sexual Health Support drop in is available for Brackenhurst students. SEXions are now offering face-to-face support, advice and testing. You’ll find them in the Pippin Building Room 8 from 12pm to 1.30pm on Fridays. Book an appointment by sending an email or by telephoning 07580 749 522.

Our Student Services Advisor, Pili Garcia, runs a C-Card drop in point for any student up to 24 years of age who lives on campus or in the Newark and Sherwood area. You can drop in to register, pick up free condoms or get referrals to the SEXions team for further advice and testing. Drop in is available Monday to Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm at Lyth SSC.

Please contact Pili by sending an email or telephoning 0115 848 2679.

Get tested for sexually transmitted infections

If you would like to complete a sexually transmitted infections (STI) test at home, then use one of these sites to order a free kit today:

  • Last updated: 05/12/2022