Sexual Health Glossary
Definitions and common slang for everything to do with sex.
STI/GUM clinic – STI/GUM stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection/ Genito Urinary Medicine. This is a type of clinic, usually attached to a hospital, that specialises in treating STIs.
Screening – This means that you are tested for a full range of STIs at the same time. A screening can include blood tests and swabs.
Unprotected Sex – This is also called unsafe sex and means that you do not use a condom (for vaginal or anal sex) or dental dam (for oral sex). A dental dam is a piece of latex that you put over the anus or vagina during oral sex.