Talking about gay sex

Diverse services eMSM

STI test

If you have an active sex life, it is important to have yourself regularly tested for STIs. The clinic provides free testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV. More information about testing.

Sex is fun and enjoyable, but you may have questions:

  • Is what I am doing normal?
  • Who can I talk to if I have a problem?
  • Am I too preoccupied with sex?
  • I love using drugs, but am I living on the edge?
  • I find it hard to say no to people.
  • I have experienced sexual assault (sexual assault is sex against your will).
  • I have an STI and have to tell my partner. How do I do that?
  • Where can I find information about the scene?

You probably already know the answers to many of these questions, but it may be a relief to put your thoughts into words and talk about it during the STI test. The eMSM can provide answers and help you make healthier choices.

Sexual health

With or without condom? PrEP? U=U? Different sex techniques? More frequent testing? Together with a counsellor, you will examine the most suitable strategy to protect yourself against STIs.

Do you enjoy having sex? Do you have questions about it? You can discuss anything and ask for advice. Openness allows the discussion of a variety of topics, including how your coming out can affect your sex life.

Online

If you have no complaints and do not have time or are not yet ready to visit the clinic, you can visit the Man tot Man website: www.mantotmantestlab.nl.

Outreach

Every month, a team of nurses and volunteers visits a party or sex location and offers STI testing and vaccination against hepatitis B. The outreach team is looking for volunteers willing to help with activities on location.

View the agenda and locations.

Party and play (PnP) chemsex

If you have questions or would like to talk about drugs during sex, there is a walk-in session every Thursday evening. You will meet with trained experts-by-experience. Information and experiences may be shared, but the session does not constitute therapy or psychological care.

Talking with a professional about psychosocial problems

Psychosocial health: On the third Thursday evening of every other month, a "pink professional" from the Public Health Service (GGD) in Geest will visit the GGD Amsterdam STI clinic to provide an exploratory and informative screening interview regarding mental health, homosexuality, tension, stress, loneliness, etc.

The screening interviews are free (your health insurance will not be charged) and anonymous.