Welcome to LGBT Foundation's Survey

What is this survey?

This survey is part of LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme research into the sexual wellbeing of women who have sex with women. It is an opportunity for women who have sex with women (WSW) to share their personal experiences of sex, sexual wellbeing, sexual health and accessing related services. 

"Sexual Wellbeing" within this research means 'a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual [wellbeing] requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence' (World Health Organisation, 2018).

This survey will stay open until July 2019 and the anonymous findings will be added to our evidence base around WSW's sexual wellbeing, in addition to the findings from the 2018 National Sexual Wellbeing Survey for WSW. 

Who is this survey for?

This research is inclusive of people who identify as women – all or part of the time - including trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or are questioning their sexual orientation or who do not identify in this way but do have sex, or intend to have sex, with women.

This survey is aimed at women from all backgrounds, including black women, women of colour, disabled women, older women, women who are parents or currently pregnant, women engaged in sex work, women from travelling communities, migrant women, women seeking asylum and who are refugees, and women with no access to public funds.

Why are we conducting this research?

The stories collected here will contribute to our wider research into WSW's sexual wellbeing. The National Sexual Wellbeing Survey for WSW that we conducted last year had over 2,500 responses, making it the largest known piece of research on this topic in the UK to date. Previous research in this area - of which there isn't much - took a more clinical approach to sexual health but excluded other factors including pleasure, exploration, health, access to services, confidence, and consent.

The data we gather will provide us with a greater understanding of your needs, and will inform the design of our services as well as influencing policy and support for women nationally.

How will we keep your responses safe?

The information received throughout all aspects of this research will remain anonymous and confidential throughout.

Please note that you are able to exit this survey at any time by pressing the “exit” in the top right-hand corner of your window. If you do, all information you have provided on that page will be deleted and all responses up until that page will be kept confidential and still used within the research.

Please complete the survey until the 'end of survey' page if you wish to have your answers included in this research

If you choose to exit this survey at any time it will not impact on your ability to access LGBT Foundation services or any other service.

Anything else?

Thank you for taking your time to share your experiences and opinions through this survey.

If you have any questions about this survey as a professional or would like to be involved in the research as an organisation, please contact women@lgbt.foundation 

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* 1. Do you consent to LGBT Foundation including your story anonymously in our research reports, promotion, funding reports and any other relevant media? 

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* 2. Please tell us about your experience of sex, sexual wellbeing, sexual health and accessing related services.

We are interested to hear about anything you feel is relevant, including mental health, physical health, access to information and support, impact of minority identities or experiences and experiences of discrimination or violence.

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* 3. If you would like to stay in touch with us about this research or get involved in any way, please leave your contact details below or email women@lgbt.foundation

*If you provide us with your contact details, your story will remain confidential and your contact details will not be stored alongside your story at any point*