One of the UK’s leading gay charities will be supplying free lube and a safer sex leaflet to women in Manchester.

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) has also launched Beating About The Bush, a 32-page sex guide and lesbian and bisexual women’s safer sex leaflet.

LGF is a health-based community charity based in Manchester working to “end homophobia and empower people.”

Beating Around The Bush aims to provide bisexual and lesbian women with the basic information on sex and sexual health including sexual difficulties, negotiating sex, what to do and how to do it, information on masturbation, sexual behaviour, safer sex and sex toys.

LGF spokeswoman Annie Emery told PinkNews.co.uk:

“For many lesbian and bisexual women there is little or no information out there about the sex we have.

“We have had to learn as we go along with trial and error and that is the exact reason why the LGF has produced this resource.”

The LGF has also produced a six page safer sex leaflet for bisexual and lesbian women.

As well as information on sex, safer sex and STIs, the leaflet contains a free sachet of Durex lube.

“After a successful three month lube trial with lesbian and bisexual women last year, we are really pleased to have secured funding to supply the lesbian and bisexual women of Manchester with 5,000 free sachets of lube together with the all important safer sex information,” said Miss Emery.

“Once the safer sex packs and guides have all been picked up we will once again be welcoming further sponsors to support us with this vital work.”

The Beating About The Bush guide and the safer sex leaflet are both available now to download free from their website.

The guide will be available from all lesbian friendly venues including the LGF and bars in Manchester’s gay village, Blackpool and Liverpool. To order copies for a venue call 0161 235 8035.