Sexual Health

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?

WHO Advises Eight Weeks Of Safe Sex After Visiting Zika-Affected Areas

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you've travelled to a country where Zika virus is prevalent then you're now advised to practise safe sex, or not have sex at all, for at least eigh...

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 14.09.2016 | 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 14.09.2016 | 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’...

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.