Back to Sexual health. Women who have sex with other women can pass on or get STIs. Know how to protect yourself. Lesbians and bisexual women are not immune from sexually transmitted infections STIs , and it's important not to be complacent about getting tested for them, according to Ruth Hunt at the charity Stonewall.
Likely Female-to-Female Sexual Transmission of HIV — Texas,
Victoria and Albert Museum
In , sociologists Pepper Schwartz and Philip Blumstein published American Couples: Money, Work, Sex , the first major study of its kind to compare gay male, lesbian, and heterosexual couples on basic issues such as sex, communication, and money. Among many other findings, their research showed that lesbian couples had less frequent sex than anyone else. Over the decades, though, those of us who first publicized the American Couples findings have come to doubt them. However, until recently we had nothing but our theories—and the incontrovertible data showing that female couples have less sex.
Women who have sex with women
By Jessica Hamzelou. Having sex with a male partner can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the vagina — which might put women at risk of infections. The bacterial communities of healthy vaginas tend to be dominated by one type of bacteria.
Museum no. According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. Historically, it appeared that the licentious behaviour and attitudes of the Regency period had been replaced by a new order of puritan control and repression - personified by the censorious figure of Mrs Grundy - which was imposed by the newly dominant bourgeoisie, steadily permeated all classes, and lasted well into the 20th century. Then a hypocritical 'shadow side' to this public denial was glimpsed, in the 'secret world' of Victorian prostitution and pornography, and more openly in the 'naughty nineties'.