Sexual Health

Quarter Of Brits Have Ended A Relationship Over An STI

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Over one quarter of Brits have ended a relationship over a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it has been revealed. A new survey found that the num...

Why This 23-Year-Old Wants You To Know She Has Genital Herpes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ella Dawson wants you to know that she has genital herpes. The reason? Dawson is on a mission to end the stigma that surrounds STIs and causes suffere...

Painful Intercourse? Why You Don't Have to Suffer in Silence

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

With the increasing sexualisation of western society, I have noticed that there is one area that women find particularly difficult to discuss for fear of upsetting their partner or appearing abnormal: Superficial Dyspareunia.

Men Who Watch Porn Involving Safe Sex More Likely To Use Condoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Men who watch pornography where condoms are used are more likely to use protection themselves while having anal sex, new research suggests. The study ...

Gynaecologist Answers The Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we can all get a little embarrassed about asking sex-related questions to a health professional. This is why Dr Raj has answered the questio...

Gonorrhoea Map Reveals STI Hotspots Across The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After experts warned that a super resistant strain of gonorrhoea could sweep the nation, one health company has created an interactive map showing the...

I Am Not the Exception: Everyday Sexism #WhenIWas Campaign

Kate Delaney | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Delaney

I never received any sex and relationship education and I know that had a significant effect on me and my childhood. It won't solve everything, but I am sure it would go a long way to helping this issue and more generally, result in happier and more confident adults.

'Offensive' STI Dating Profiles Removed Following Backlash

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A campaign which personified dating app users as STIs has been pulled after facing a major backlash, with some branding it "stigmatising, misinformed ...

Calculator Reveals How Many People You've 'Indirectly' Had Sex With And STI Risk

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The amount of people you've had sexual contact with with could be a lot higher than you think. A new online tool reveals the amount of people you've "...

Everything You Need To Know About HPV

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In Lena Dunham's TV series 'Girls', human papilloma virus - or HPV as it's more commonly known - is referred to as the STI that "all adventurous women...

Condom Ad Campaign Turns STIs Into Tinder Dating Profiles To Promote Safe Sex

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

UPDATE: This campaign has since been pulled after facing a public backlash for "stigmatising" people with infections and the company behind the campai...

Where is PrEP?

Gus Cairns | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Gus Cairns

Some of you in the HIV field may have read this. And if you haven't, read and sign. It's a letter to the Chief Executive of NHS England demanding to...

Why You Should Wear A Condom During Oral Sex

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More and more people are contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through oral sex, a leading health expert has said. Dr Peter Greenhouse, ...

How To Deal With Your Partner's Erectile Dysfunction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Erectile dysfunction (ED) doesn't just affect men, it can also have an impact the lives of their female partners. More than half of men aged 40-70...

The Snowball Effect: HPV

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

When it comes to HPV infection, there is a kind of snowball effect. You only need to have had sex with just one other person, who in turn may have slept with another person unknowingly carrying the HPV infection, for the contagious virus to spread.

The Gift You Don't Want This Christmas

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

With Christmas and New Year parties coming up over the festive season, I felt it is important to highlight to people of all genders the dangers of having unprotected sex. Numbers attending sexual health clinics are known to increase after the holiday period.

Condoms That Feel 'Like Human Tissue' Could Revolutionise Safe Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over latex. Condoms that feel exactly like human skin could soon be a reality. Researchers hope to make sexy time a little more sensual with ...

Women Open Up On The Stigma They Face Living With HIV

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than 100 women have revealed what it's like to live with HIV to raise awareness of the huge stigma surrounding the illness. They hope to make ...

These STI Tests Can Be Ordered Online And Delivered To Your Door

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing fun about waiting around to get tested at an STI clinic, which is why this app will send a testing kit straight to your front door. ...

Free At-Home HIV Testing Kits Launch Nationwide

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The first nationally-available HIV testing kit has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) to encourage people to test for the infection at home....

HPV Through Oral Sex Could Become 'Leading Cause Of Mouth Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Human papilloma virus (HPV) passed through oral sex could soon overtake smoking to become the leading cause of mouth cancer among men and women, healt...

Tabloid's Shocking HIV Poll Is Drawing Comparisons To 'Brass Eye'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

A prominent LGBT blogger has hit out at The Daily Mirror for publishing an "insensitive, backward-thinking, blame-ridden" poll asking readers if they ...

My Experience With an IUD

Shelby Welinder | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelby Welinder

I couldn't imagine another week with the IUD in me, let alone three months. I'm having it removed, finally, in a few days' time, but I'm faced with yet another dilemma. Do I swear off IUDs for the rest of my pitiful existence? Or do I switch to the IUD I'd dreamed of, a copper coil, as the answer to my prayers?

Dating Apps Could 'Start An Explosion Of HIV', Expert Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dating apps are increasing rates of sexually-transmitted infections and could lead to an explosion of HIV, a leading sexual health doctor has said.Dr ...

Open Relationships Have Same STI Risk As Monogamous Ones, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You'd be forgiven for assuming that being in an open relationship would increase your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). ...