Sexual Health

Why We Shouldn't Shy Away From Talking About Sexual Health

Jess Champion | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Champion

I knew ovarian cancer existed but it wasn't really on my radar in the same way, say, breast cancer is - and I made a fair few assumptions about it. Surely my yearly cervical smear would take care of everything 'down there', right? Wrong. Smear tests detect cancer of the, well, the cervix. Turns out there are lots of other gynaecological cancers too.

Fear Of Saying 'Vagina' Is Putting Women At Risk Of Late Cancer Diagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Young women are increasing their risk of late diagnosis of diseases such as ovarian cancer because they are too embarrassed to say the word "vagina", ...

Would You Use A Spray-On Condom?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all been through the motions of having to squeeze a heavily lubricated condom onto a banana in sex education class. But now, it looks like fu...

Boxers That Hide Boners Could Prevent All Manner Of Embarrassing Situations

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it - there's nothing more horrifying than getting a boner in public. For women, it's embarrassing to look at. And for men, well, it's ju...

Finally! Male Contraceptive Pill (Not An Injection) Could Be On The Cards

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Since the invention of the female contraceptive pill 55 years ago, women have had to be in the driving seat when it comes to birth control. In fact...

How Much Do You Know About Safe Sex? Take This Test To Find Out

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, most of us were too busy laughing at our teacher putting a condom on a banana to pay that much attention in sex ed at school. So as ...

What Has the Chancellor Got Against Sexual Health?

Yusef Azad | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Yusef Azad

On the election of the Conservative Government in 2015 the Chancellor announced plans for further cuts to public expenditure. Yes, there would be cuts of £200million to the Department of Health budget but he assured us these cuts were to 'non-NHS spending'.

There's A Giant Penis Walking Around Norway Ejaculating Glitter

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Thursday, Public Health England released statistics showing a five per cent increase in STIs in London's 16 to 24 year olds. Norway has a simila...

Why the 'Three Rs' Are Vital to Sex Education

Madelaine Ward | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Madelaine Ward

After almost 50 years in nursing, it still worries me that not enough emphasis is placed on the 'Three Rs' when it comes to sexual health education in Britain. It seems that we are so keen to teach our young people the mechanics of what is safe and what isn't, that we forget there is so much more they should, and indeed must, know.

Dr Christian: 'The Embarrassment Of Not Being Able To Perform In The Bedroom Could Be Killing Men'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's no secret that men find it difficult to seek help when it comes to sensitive health issues. New research as part of the Talking TDS campaign, ...

Dating Industry and Older Dating.

Jacqui Wright | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Wright

As much as children don't want to think of parents having sex (with anyone) it wouldn't hurt to give a gentle reminder to mum or dad when they start seeing someone new about safe sex, as no one likes to think that one of their parents could be in those statistics.

Campaign To Improve Health Support For Men Who Have Sex With Men

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new action plan has been launched to support the health and wellbeing of men who have sex with other men. Public Health England (PHE) has launche...

Why Premature Ejaculation is a Sensitive Subject

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Every man has an idea of how long he should 'last' in order to satisfy his partner - from a few minutes to 20 minutes or longer in some men's minds. One study found that, on average, penetration lasted five and a half minutes.

11 Places That People Are Most Likely To Catch An STI

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered if you're more likely to catch a sexually transmitted infection on the beach or on the bus? Well, we're about to put your mind at ease. ...

New Google Glass App Wants To Evaluate Your Sex Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

Glance is a new Google Glass app that lets you see sex from the other person's perspective. The idea is that you both wear Google Glass during tha...

Infectious Channel 4 Rom-Com 'Scrotal Recall' Has the Balls to Tackle Chlamydia

David-Andrew Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
David-Andrew Taylor

Channel 4 have a new romantic comedy on at 10pm tonight called Scrotal Recall, charting the mission of a young man tracking down his past sexual contacts when he discovers he has chlamydia. Though it's clearly a rom-com at heart, the show also doubles as a pretty good way to remove the stigma often felt around STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

Why Privatisation Is Killing the NHS

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Steve Taylor

The public need to know that our NHS is being privatised, not through the back door, but very blatantly through the front. There may as well be very large advertising placards directed at potential providers, promising in twelve-foot type: "If you can do it cheaper - it's yours." I've seen the effects that privatisation can have in other areas of the country - in Milton Keynes, Trafford, Teeside and Leicester. I also know that other colleagues all over the country are currently going through the same nightmare. In fact, it is likely that all of our NHS sexual health services will be put out to tender in the next few years. It is really rather desperate.

Safe to Get Back in the Saddle?

Christine Morgan | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Morgan

If you're a man who fancies himself as the next Sir Chris Hoy - but you don't want to lose any of your prowess in the bedroom - there's good news. A study of more than 5,000 cyclists in the UK has debunked the popular myth that cycling causes male impotence, suggesting that it may not increase your risk of having erection problems (or erectile dysfunction, ED) after all.

Prince Philip Quips 'At Least you're All Legitimate' During Visit To Family Planning Centre

The Huffington Post UK | Paul vale | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

Prince Philip has become the doyen of the Royal faux pas, never shy of a racist aside or sexist quip. So there was little surprise when the ageing Roy...

One In Four Students Have Slept With HOW Many Partners?

The Huffington Post UK | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than a quarter of students have admitted to bedding up to 50 different partners whilst at university, according to a new survey. Student Beans...

Some Women Have More Than One Abortion - Why We Should Listen to Them, Not Blame Them

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Genevieve Edwards

Girls and boys enter puberty ill prepared by parents or schools, and then turn to peers in the playground or the internet for advice. And we wonder why our rates of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy are among the highest in Europe.

Chemsex and the City

Robert Ince | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Ince

It seems incongruous and a little ironic that in the same month that gay marriage became legal in the UK, a new report sheds light on an emerging phenomenon involving some gay men who seemingly have their finger on the self-destruct button.

Let's Have a Look at the Bright Side of Life

Simon Blake | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Blake

If we don't ask the questions which help us learn from success and happiness we won't learn valuable lessons about personal and community strategies from countless young people who manage their lives - the good bits and the bad bits - with resilience, creativity and capacity for growth.

Sexual Media and the Young

Verity Nelson | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Verity Nelson

During the Christmas period, the number of sexually suggestive perfume advertisements doubles in number. Such famous examples are Jean Paul Gaultier whose naked vixen wakes up alone after a night with a sailor suggests that sex with an unknown companion is perfectly acceptable. At least over 75% of perfume adverts give that same message to young people.

Why Older Isn't Wiser When It Comes to Our Sex Lives

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

Research published this week by Marie Stopes shows that of 4,000 adults not trying for a baby, a third of women and almost half of the men had unprotected sex at least once in the past year. And here's the surprising part. Around eight out of 10 of those having unprotected sex said they believed it was "very unlikely" that it would result in pregnancy or they'd contract a sexually transmitted infection. When it comes to our sex lives, it seems we cross our fingers and hope for the best. Yet 185,000 women accessed abortion services last year, which suggests that for quite a lot of us, it does happen. Half a million STIs were diagnosed last year too, some of them incurable and life-threatening.