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What's The Best Question Someone Asked In Sex-Ed?

Liz Edge | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Edge

As a youth worker, should I be celebrating the hilarity of these questions or should I be worried that these are genuine comments that have happened? Some comments may be embellished and others asked simply for the humour - but some are real.

Sexclamation! - Part Three

Daisy Mae | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy Mae

Here's the thing. So many people say to me in the clinic, that they don't need testing because they always use condoms...? Hmm. What does this mean? The problem is this. What people say they do and actually do are two different things. And in fact, they are probably not getting the 100% protection from what they think they are doing.

People Reveal What They Wish They'd Been Taught About Sex

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For most adults, memories of sex education at school can be summed up in three words: unhelpful, brief, and awkward. Now people on Reddit have been sh...

Politics, Porn And Prop 60: California's 'Condoms In Porn' Bill Has A Couple Of Critical Flaws

Philip Ellis | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

It's not just the fate of the free world that will be decided in November; the entire porn industry could very well hang in the balance too. In California, voters will be asked to decide "yes" or "no" on Proposition 60, aka the "condoms in porn" bill.

6 Responses To A Guy Who Refuses To Go Down On You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ever found yourself with a partner who is more than happy to receive oral sex but isn’t so enthusiastic when it comes to returning the favour? A st...

5 Not-So-Subtle Signs You're Great At Sex (In Case You Couldn't Tell)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ever had sex and came away wondering what sort of impression you made between the sheets? A few days ago Redditors were kind enough to enlighten us a...

9 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Our Feelings Towards Oral Dams

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we feel like we’re the only people who know that condoms aren’t the only safe sex protection that exists. Dental dams, which are a smal...

This Is The Perfect Response When Someone Says They Don't Use Condoms

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Look, we get it, no one likes using condoms. They ruin the moment, they make your hands smell like latex and then they lie there in the bin reminding ...

5 Things You Need To Know Before Having A One Night Stand

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Having a one night stand can be great. You get a no-strings orgasm (hopefully) and you don’t have to do boring couples crap like go to Homebase. Bu...

A Giant Penis Rodeo Has Been Installed At An Irish University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A giant, vibrating penis rodeo has been installed at a university in Ireland, and students are invited to ride it. The structure - fondly nicknamed...

Would A Condom Emoji Encourage You To Have Safe Sex?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hands up if you know what this means. C'mon now, don't play innocent. Sex can be illustrated in many emoji-filled forms. There's the banana,...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Brits Could Have This Symptomless STI

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hundreds of thousands of Brits could be unknowingly affected by a symptomless STI, a recent study has revealed. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a bac...

How One TV Drama Series Is Fighting the HIV Aids Taboo

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

MTV Shuga is a sizzling sex and relationships drama and multimedia campaign for young audiences, which aims to raise awareness of HIV and Aids globally, and this fortnight I attended the premiere of season 4 of this ground breaking TV brand.

If A Guy Ever Says He's 'Too Big To Wear A Condom' Show Him This

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has come up with the perfect response to any man who claims his penis is 'too big' to wear a condom - by stretching one over her entire arm. ...

The Most Cringey Condom Ad That Your Eyes Will Never Be Able To Unsee

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not mature, but when it comes to thinking about our parents having sex, we assume they have Barbie and Ken genitals (i.e, none) and conceived us ...

Graphic Sex Advert Aims To Highlight HIV Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

A risque new advert showing the explicit orgasming of married couples, gay and straight lovers, threesomes, groping grannies and dolled-up dominatrixe...

Would You Use A Female Condom?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One piece of good news: as we approach the end of 2013, we have a more optimistic set of options for contraception than we did at the start of the yea...

What Took Them So Long to Develop a Male Pill?

Helen Croydon | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

When scientists announced this week that the male contraceptive pill is a step closer to being developed my first thought was 'It took them 52 years since the female pill to get this far.'

Altering the Age of Consent Will Change Little

Danielle Lowe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Recently the debate about the age of consent has flared up in the United Kingdom again. Is 16 the right age or does it do harm to children and adults alike? An argument that I haven't seen raised very often, but one that I have believed in for a long time points out that the age of consent is a much more complex issue.

Condoms Of The Future

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Wonder material graphene faces its stiffest challenge yet in providing thinner, stronger, safer and more desirable condoms. A research team from Th...

Have Attitudes Changed Towards HIV/AIDS Since the 1980's?

Daniel Warner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I'm 42 now and my attitude towards sex has changed and I'm confident in my sexuality. I'm also fully aware of the 'risks', and they are risks. I don't take my being HIV-negative for granted but I also don't allow a fear of HIV to stop me doing what I want to do. After twenty years I've finally realised that a penis isn't a murder weapon.

Police Demand Sauna Condom Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have sparked outrage after demanding condoms be banned from Edinburgh's licensed saunas. Campaigners have now warned of a HIV epidemic and b...

One In Four Students Contracts STI In First Year Of University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A quarter of students contract a sexually transmitted infection during their first year of university, it has been revealed. The figures have promp...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Sex With Your Ex

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Sex with the ex seems simple, but is actually very complicated. Samantha Jones from Sex and the City summed it all up when she said "Sex with an ex can be depressing. If it's good, you can't get it anymore. If it's bad, you just had sex with an ex."

Freshers' Week Survival Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hindsight, friends, is a wonderful thing. Alas, as seeing into the future is practically* impossible, we asked some of the students who took on freshe...