Community Sexual Health Project
Grwp Gweithredol Iechyd rhywiol / Sexual Health Community action group .
Many of us enjoy cruising, Checking out the talent, The eye contact. The chase. The thrill of sex with a stranger.
These have been liberating and exciting experiences for generations of men. But - there have always been risks.
No matter how long you have been cruising treat each time out as a new adventure with its own risks, rewards and dangers. Think things through before you set out.
You are there to enjoy yourself so if someone starts to do something you don’t like, you can say ‘NO’
Public Sexual activity can intimidate or offend locals and passers by. Try to keep it safe and discreet. Public complaints can lead to the police taking action and areas being closed down. Dogging is popular but illegal. Indiscreet behavior in cottages can be particularly offensive to other people using the facilities.
Keep your cruising ground clean by taking your used condoms and litter home with you or put it in a bin.
Don't carry recreational drugs with you when you go cruising. Avoid drawing attention to yourself – for example, talking loudly on a mobile phone or wearing expensive clothes.
Carry minimal cash and leave expensive jewellery, watches and credit cards at home.
Avoid carrying anything with your address on it, in case you are robbed or attacked and your keys are taken.
Keep your wallet, phone, keys etc in a zippable pocket.
If your instincts are warning you off, listen to them, don’t take risks with someone you are unsure of.
If you have been out for several hours, your defences may be lower and you may be inclined to take more risks. Realise that it is time to go.
If you are in a park or open space, stick to areas you know are safe. Try not to cruise around the edges of a cruising ground where you may be visible to the public, the police and gay bashers.
If you are attacked, make a loud noise – scream and shout (something that will not be mistaken for screams of pleasure) to attract the attention of others.
The MESMAC North Wales (Helpline 01248371367 ) will be only too happy to report on your behalf, any contact with MESMAC will be treated with the strictest of confidence.
You do not have to give information about your job or where you work.
You do not have to reveal your HIV status unless you require medical help - and then only to a police surgeon.
You will be required to sign a number of documents, always read them carefully and make sure you fully understand what you are signing.
Regardless of HIV status using condoms protect you and your partners – it is not only about HIV but also other sexually transmitted infections.
Don’t be afraid to ask the HIV status of the guy you are planning to have sex with. You should also be aware of your own.
You have the right to stop having sex whenever you want. You do not have to carry on if you don’t like it or feel unsafe. For more information on HIV, sexually transmitted infections STI's and HIV testing visit the Sti Clinic Pages LINK
Please dispose of your used condoms carefully, wrap them in a tissue and put them in a rubbish bin or take them home. More complaints are received about used condoms left lying around than about men using the sites.
emails to :firstname.lastname@example.org .
Llinell Cymorth nos fawrth 7-9 / Helpline tuesdays 7-9pm Tel : 01248371367