Relationship & Sexuality

Exploring your sexuality and developing relationships can be a positive and challenging experience during teenage years. Society can place a lot of labels on people - especially in relation to sexuality and relationships. At a stage where you are exploring this for yourself it is important that you take time to understand your own feelings.

 

There are a broad range of sexual orientations including: heterosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender. As part of exploring their sexuality, it is common for people to go through a range of feelings and experiences before their sexual identity emerges.

 

If you feel you need support, or someone to listen to you in a non judgmental way, be sure to have a look at some of the contact details below where you can avail of support and information free of charge.

 

Useful Contacts

 

Talk to a GP

Click here to see all local GP contacts

 

Youth Health Service

www.hse.ie

yhs@mailp.hse.ie

+353 (0)21 422 0490

+353 (0)21 422 0491

 

Sexual Health Centre

www.sexualhealthcentre.com

info@sexualhealthcentre.com

+353 (0)21 427 6676

+353 (0)21 427 5837

 

Cork Family Planning

www.B4udecide.ie

+353 (0)21 427 7906

 

STI Clinic, Victoria Hospital

+353 (0)21 496 6844

 

Cura

www.cura.ie

1850 622 626

+353 (0)21 427 7544

 

West Cork Crisis Pregnancy Counseling Service

www.positiveoptions.ie

1890 252 359

 

 

Treoir (for unmarried parents)

www.treoir.ie

+353 (0)1 670 0120

1890 252 084

 

Teen Parent Support

www.teenparents.ie

+353 (0)21 422 2987

 

Cork Gay Project

www.gayprojectcork.com/youth

+353 (0)21 430 4884

 

Linc

www.linc.ie

+353 (0)21 480 8600

1850 929 539

 

Belong To

www.belongto.org

+353 (0)1 670 6223

 

Sexual Violence

www.sexualviolence.ie

1800 496 496