For a large part of my life, sex was a massive taboo. Growing up in a conservative, Christian household, my relationship with sexual health has been a turbulent one. But, having spoken to many of my university friends about it, I realise how little information people have about what getting STI tested in Durham is really like.
Of course, during a global pandemic, complaining about your government-enforced dry spell might seem silly, trivial and selfish. And it’s true – there are certainly worse fates than having to spend three months without sex – but, if you find yourself frustrated, annoyed and moody as a result, you might find yourself justifying these trivial complaints.