Beccy White explores the recently published RESPECT trial – a feasibility RCT which finds that a sexual health promotion intervention was safe and acceptable for people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
How ARE you doing? A study of the mental health of men in the seduction community
Dave Steele summarises and critiques an ethnographic study using interviews and observations of the mental health of men in the seduction community.[read the full story...]
Sex and schizophrenia: what determines sexual interest and confidence?
In her debut blog, Beccy White summarises a secondary analysis which explored predictors of sexual interest amongst older adults with schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
What are mental health staff doing to address the sexual health needs of service users? It’s complicated.
Sarah Watts explores a small qualitative study that asked NHS staff about the sexual health and sexuality needs of people with serious mental illness.[read the full story...]
Sexual safety in mental health inpatient units #SexualSafetyMH
Liz Hughes considers the findings and implications of the new CQC report on sexual safety on mental health wards, which calls for co-produced guidance to enable everyone who delivers mental health services to do the right thing about sexual safety.[read the full story...]
Sexual function matters to people living with serious mental illness
Rudiger Pittrof and Elana Covshoff from SHRINE (Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Inclusion and Empowerment) explore a recent review, which looks at the impact of severe mental disorders and psychotropic medications on sexual health and its implications for clinical management.[read the full story...]
Chemsex: just dance or bad romance?
Dean Connolly presents the findings of a recent literature review on chemsex, which explores sexualised drug use in UK men who have sex with men.[read the full story...]
Sexual behaviours and oral cancer risk
20 studies reporting 21 data sets were included in this review of the association of sexual behaviours and oral and oropharyngeal cancers. The review suggests that some sexual behaviours increase risk but the quality of the evidence is limited and quantitative estimates of the strength of these associations are not reliable.[read the full story...]
Let’s talk about sex! Sexual consent for people with learning disabilities
Nick Burton presents a recent literature review about the right to legal capacity to consent to sex for people with learning disabilities. He highlights a number of important questions that staff need to consider so that they can support people with learning disabilities to have healthy sexual relationships.[read the full story...]
No sexual health history please, we’re British!
Kirsten Lawson presents the results of a systematic review of observational cross-sectional studies, which looks at the worldwide prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]