Sexual Health

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). ...

10 Things You Need to Know Before the Government Cuts Sexual Health Services

Suzi Godson | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

In June the government announced a £200million pound cut to the health budget. The cuts were apparently based on projected local authority underspends, so they were not supposed to affect frontline services...

Staying Sane When Trying to Conceive

Ella Mathews | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents
Ella Mathews

'Relax', they say, 'it'll happen when you stop thinking about it'. I'm trying, I really am. But how do you strike a balance between optimising your chance of getting pregnant and staying sane?

Doctor, What Is My Cancer Risk if I am on the Pill?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

There is some evidence to show that if women are on the Pill for more than ten years, they may be at a slightly higher risk from breast and cervical cancers, but it is possible that this is because these cancers tend to be picked up earlier as women on the Pill tend to have health check-ups more often.

This Man Has Launched Britain's First Ever HIV Radio Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that more than 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK, yet we still shy away from talking about it. But that could be set to ...

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhoea Outbreak Triggers National Alert

PA | By Aine Fox, Press Association | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An outbreak of highly drug-resistant gonorrhoea has been detected in the north of England, triggering a national alert. Fifteen cases have been de...

This Test Can Tell You How Many People You've Indirectly 'Had Sex' With

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people you've been sexually exposed to could be a lot higher than the number of people you've actually slept with. The average Brit h...

Man With HIV Has Sassiest Response To Guy Who Rejected Him On Grindr

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Tom Knight told a man he was talking to on Grindr that he is HIV-positive, the gent in question said he "wasn’t ready for that kind of complica...

HIV Status Of Almost 800 People Accidentally Revealed By London Clinic

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

One of Britain’s leading sexual health clinics has reportedly apologised and launched an investigation after mistakenly sending out an email newslet...

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...