Sexual Health

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 ...

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

Young People And Gay Men Should Be Given Free Condoms 'To Reduce STIs'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Free condoms should be given to young people and gay men in order to reduce the number of sexually transmitted infections being passed around, England...

10 Awful Sex Education Lessons That Will Make You Cringe

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

We all remember sex education in school being notoriously bad - embarrassing, public and only vaguely educational. A recent study of 16 to 24-year-ol...

Syphilis Cases Have Risen By 76% Since 2012

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Syphilis cases in England have risen by 76% in the past four years, according to a new report by Public Health England (PHE). Syphilis is a bacterial...

Surge In HIV Testing, Yet One In Four Gay Men Have 'Never Been Tested'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More gay and bisexual men are getting tested for HIV, a new survey has revealed. However one in four have still never been tested. The National Gay Me...

Revolutionary Condom 'Can't Be Broken With A Needle'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech

Condoms have been given their first makeover in 70 years and the new design is so strong you “can’t break it with a needle”. Swedish condom bran...

What Is It With This Tory Government and Sexual Health?

Stewart McDonald | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
Stewart McDonald

Without PreP, we will still see seventeen people diagnosed with HIV every day. Those who will feel the effects the most are the 2,500 men who have sex with men who will be needlessly infected with HIV each year in the UK. Commissioning PreP could be the beginning of the end of the HIV epidemic. Surely these issues are more important than a clamp down on poppers?