Sexual Health

Why Do Some Healthcare Professionals Medicalise Sex?

Samantha Evans | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Evans

all women everywhere As women, we are encouraged to be more proactive about our health, seeking medical advice if we have a problem, yet I speak to women every week who have been dismissed by their GP for even wanting to enjoy a good sex life after medical interventions or just because they are in their 70s.

How Donald Trump’s ’Sustained Attack’ On Women Is Already Impacting The UK

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump may not have any power in the UK - but the impact of his “sustained attack” on women’s rights in the US has “repercussions” acr...

Scientists Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of How Sperm Swim

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

The odds are stacked against sperm. Most of the 150 million cells released when a man and woman have sex fail to even make it through the vagina. Thos...

Meet The 20-Something Women Who Are Fighting To Be Sterilised

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

When 26-year-old tech reporter Holly Brockwell went public with her quest to be sterilised, she sparked a nationwide controversy and added a fresh dim...

Sex And Relationships Education Becomes Compulsory For All In Huge Curriculum Shake Up

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Sex and relationships education is to become compulsory for all school children in England, the education secretary announced on Wednesday. In a much...

Children As Young As Four Could Be About To Get Compulsory Sex Ed Lessons

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers are set to announce compulsory sex and relationships education for children as young as four, according to reports. It is believed that aft...

Why Are Younger People Careless With Condoms?

Megan Barnett | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Megan Barnett

If younger people are not being educated properly on the importance of using condoms, or are unphased by the concept of catching an STI on the basis that it is treatable, it's possible that they are missing out on vital information concerning the impact that untreated STIs have on fertility in later life.

Lack Of Sex Education In Schools Is A 'Ticking Sexual Health Time Bomb'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A lack of sex and relationships education in some secondary schools is a “ticking sexual health time bomb”, town hall chiefs have warned. The su...

Hundreds Of Women Share Dreadful Experiences Of Sex Education At School

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of women have taken to social media to share their dire experiences of sex education using the hashtag #sexpectations. With Twitter users of...

12 Things You Never Knew About Sperm

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

With Valentine's Day around the corner, love is in the air. Up and down the country romantic gestures are being planned, lavish gifts being bought and petrol stations are gearing up for record last minute flower sales.

When Viewing Pleasure After Dark Gets Darker

Tasha Okeke | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tasha Okeke

Porn addiction is not classified as an addiction in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) but has the same effects as drugs. Like cocaine, it causes an increase of that feel-good chemical, dopamine which leaves users wanting more by engaging in more porn.

This App Is More Effective At Stopping You Getting Pregnant Than The Pill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re fed up of filling your body up with hormones by taking the pill, but don’t trust yourself to rely on condoms, your contraceptive options...

Male Contraceptive Injection Could Be Just Around The Corner

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Human trials are set to take place for a “reversible” male contraceptive injection. The contraceptive, called Vasalgel, works by inserting gel int...

Picture Of 'Clinton Banning Men From Ejaculating' Perfectly Counters Trump's Anti-Abortion Order

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK

A doctored image of Hillary Clinton signing a bill banning men from ejaculating “unless it’s for reproduction” has been shared thousands of time...

Donald Trump Signs Anti-Abortion Executive Order Surrounded By Men

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK

Surrounded by a group of men, Donald Trump has signed an executive order cutting funding to health groups that advise on abortions. In one of his firs...

Hundreds Call On MPs In Just 24 Hours After Tories Block New Compulsory Sex Education Push

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of people have written to their local MPs in the first 24 hours of a Barnardo’s campaign demanding compulsory sex and relationships educati...

MPs Vote Against Compulsory Sex And Relationships Education

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A parliamentary committee has voted against legislation that would make sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in schools- despite the fact ...

Sexual Education Is Missing A Trick - Pleasure

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

We can't rely on the occasional plucky teacher to take this initiative. Nor can we assume that everyone wants to chat about these intimate issues with their teacher. But what we can assume is that there's an appetite to learn much more about sex and that far from being bad, a pleasure-based approach is actually very good.

One In Three People Have Caught An STI While In A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in three Brits have caught a sexually transmitted infection (STI) while in a relationship, a new survey has revealed. Of those surveyed who said t...

13,500 People Living With Undiagnosed HIV Infection In UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 13,500 people are living with undiagnosed HIV in the UK, Public Health England (PHE) has revealed. New figures show that an estimated 101,200 ...

Could Pride Have Saved My Uncle's Life?

Steve Taylor | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor

Back when my uncle was diagnosed, I wrote to the Terrence Higgins Trust, asking for information and advice. We still had the 'ignorance' campaign in our minds and we were terrified - not least when I saw my mum kiss her dying brother on the forehead.

Why Our Reproductive Rights Depend On Difficult People (And How To Become One Of Them)

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

As front doors go, you probably wouldn't notice it if it wasn't for the ever-present protesters outside. They might prompt you to glance at the sign n...

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

Philip Ellis | Posted 18.10.2016 | 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.

Oral Dams: We Asked Experts The Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A dam is a small square of soft plastic which makes performing oral sex a whole lot safer. It sits over the female genitals or anus - kind of like a ...

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 ...