Sex and Drugs

How taking drugs can stop you

making good safe choices about sex

Some truths about drugs

drugs3.pngThese drugs have chemicals in them that change the way your brain and body work.

These drugs can change the way you behave with other people

These drugs can stop you from deciding to be safe when having sex with someone.

These drugs can make you unable to stop other people having sex with you.

Many of these drugs are illegal.

That means it’s against the law not just to sell them but also to have or take them.

These drugs can be swallowed, inhaled, smoked, or injected.

Whichever way you take these drugs, they will end up in your blood and go to every part of your body.

 

Drugs and the law

drugs3.pngIt is illegal for you to give anyone drugs.

Only chemists or doctors can give out legal drugs.

You should not take any drug before checking with your doctor or chemist that it is safe for you to take.

It is illegal for you to take other people's drugs.

You can get into serious trouble if you take anyone else's drugs or if you take any illegal drugs.

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Remember! You or the person you are with may be unable to consent to sexual activity if either of you have taken any drugs.

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Sometimes when people are taking drugs they are not always sure or in control of what they are doing.

Make sure that you have both agreed to any sexual activity.

It is important that you have both given consent.

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