This workbook explains emotional and body responses to fear and survival mechanisms, as well as behavioral responses, and how to recognise a trauma response. Learners are prompted to identify how they might know if they’re experiencing a trauma response, and how they want to react or want partners to respond.
This resource is from our online course The transgender guide to sex and relationships. It is designed for transgender adults, and may not be suitable for younger viewers.
This workbook presents many common myths about transgender people’s bodies and associated sexual behaviors, alongside the facts. It then prompts learners to choose a myth they know about, and write down the fact alongside it, including any experiences or supporting information that shows their fact is true. Then learners express their fact, or their feelings about it, by creating some poetry, art, a meme, a song, or something else.
This resource for transgender adults is from our online course The transgender guide to sex and relationships. You can download an interactive version from inside the course, which you can fill out on your device. It is designed for transgender adults, and may not be suitable for younger viewers.
This booklet discusses getting to safety, your rights, medical and emergency contraceptive support, medical forensic examination, making a complaint to Police, legal support, counseling and ACC, crisis support, and support from friends and family.
This resource for transgender adults is from our online course The transgender guide to sex and relationships. It discusses sensitive topics, some content may be distressing.
In this chapter, you’ll explore the idea of sexual well-being, learn some interesting history, delve into some of the ways that power can affect relationships, and look at some positive – and negative – ideas about trans people and sex. You’ll also reflect on some of your own ideas about partners.
Chapter 2. Self
You will explore genital development, and language used for genitals, along with some of the ways which transgender and intersex people feel about their bodies, and some common myths and facts. Then, you’ll take a deep dive into your own sexual preferences.
Chapter 3. Communication
In this chapter, you’ll explore having conversations about consent in sexual situations, how to recognise, discuss, and manage trauma memories (or triggers), and you’ll learn a variety of tools and techniques for communication.
Chapter 4. Relationships
In this chapter, you’ll investigate different types of relationships, and discover ways to identify and express your needs and boundaries in a relationship. You’ll look at ways to determine who should get to make which decisions in a relationship, and looking at problems in relationships and how to solve them together. You’ll also look at some safety strategies.
Chapter 5. Safer sex
In this chapter, you’ll master the use of barrier methods for safer sex, gain insight into living with HIV, establish the steps to get STI testing, review ways to identify and manage risks in a wide variety of sexual situations, and learn about steps you can take if you are sexually assaulted. You’ll also learn how to help prevent sexual violence in your community.
Chapter 6. Better sex
You will gain an improved understanding of sex toys and pornography, explore flirting and initiating sexual contact, take in strategies for identifying, experiencing, and working out your emotions, gain skills for enhancing your sexual experiences, practice giving and receiving touch in non-sexual situations, and gain improved confidence in giving and receiving touch in sexual situations.
The transgender guide to sex and relationships is designed by and for transgender adults, including binary, non-binary, and intersex trans adults.
It contains sexual themes, and discusses sensitive topics such as sexual violence and trauma.
You must be aged 18 years or older to take this course.