Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STI Confusion: 15% Of Brits Believe Syphilis Is A Heavy Metal Band

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, some Brits haven't got a Scooby Doo - and here's the proof. A new survey of more than 2,000 people ...

Men's Magazine Uses HIV Positive Blood On Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The latest issue of an Austrian men's magazine is printed with ink containing HIV positive blood. The special edition of Vangardist magazine is "de...

HIV Home Test Kit Goes On Sale In The UK

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the first time, a legally approved HIV self-testing kit is available to buy in the UK. The BioSURE HIV Self Test will enable people to test t...

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. ...

Want To Prove You've Got No STDs? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

STDs. Not necessarily the topic for first dates, or second ones for that matter. But it's still a topic that needs to be addressed at some point. T...

Sun, Sex and Holiday Regrets

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Holidays are usually a time to kick back, relax and forget your worries, while you relax on the beach and get a much needed break from work. But being totally carefree can sometimes have less than sunny consequences - particularly when it comes to your health.

This May Be Lurking In Your Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What's really living in your penis? It's a question that might make you squirm, but considering the bacteria hidden in your manhood might be key to pr...

Could Sex Be Causing Prostate Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Prostate cancer, say scientists, may actually be a sexually transmitted disease passed on during sex. Researchers at the University of California ...

17 Decidedly Phallic Images Of Japan's Annual Penis Festival (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

The streets of a Japanese village had a distinctive visitor this weekend in the form of a gigantic penis. No, Dappy wasn't in town, rather it was ...

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.

Poorna Bell

Did You Enjoy Your First Time? | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Did you know that less than 20% of women enjoy their first sexual encounter? Or that 40% of people aged between 19-24 are virgins? Despite the cocky b...

Herpes Virus Found In Library Copies Of Erotic Novel 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you find yourself drawn to a best-selling erotic novel, you might want to buy your own copy rather than borrowing it from your local library...

Third Dates Should Include Sex?? What??!

Liberty Forrest | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Recently, a group of young women friends were telling me it's considered "normal" to be doin' the wild thing on the third date. I nearly fell out of my chair. "The third date?!" I cried, suddenly feeling like a seven-year-old exposed to Boy Cooties.

Is Sex And The City Responsible For A Decline In Pubic Lice?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It may have been nearly 10 years since the show last aired, but we still continue to love Sex And The City via boxset for easing the pain of bad rela...

'She May Look Clean, But...' Vintage Health Posters That Would Probably Raise An Eyebrow Today (PICTURES)

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

This collection of vintage medical campaign posters may come across as crude, sinister and sexist, but in an age without internet or TV, they were the...

Almost Half A Million Under-25s Have STIs in England

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

New sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have risen to almost half a million in England with people aged under 25 experiencing the highest rates. ...

Bikini Waxing Is Wiping Out Pubic Lice, Say Doctors

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pubic lice (or crabs), are on their way to becoming an endangered species, partly thanks to the popularity of bikini waxes and other down-there groomi...

Circumcision Health Benefits 'Outweigh The Risks'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks of the surgery on baby boys, according to a new American study claiming it may prevent diseases lik...

Have the Birds and the Bees Been Replaced With Sex Toys?

Sophia Moseley | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Moseley

When someone recently told me a local secondary school used a dildo to demonstrate how to put on a condom during their PSHE (personal, social and health education) class, my jaw hit the floor with incredulity.

Unfaithful Partners Are Less Likely To Practise Safe Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People who are sexually unfaithful are less likely to practice safe sex, suggests a new study. In a statement, researchers from the University Of ...

Young People Still Unaware of STI Risks

Emma Thomas | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK
Emma Thomas

Young people get drunk and have sex. There. We've said it. The question is, why are they still unaware of the risks?

Toast Buttering and Knife Licking - The Impact of East 17 on a Nation's Sexual Psyche.

Jon Spira | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Jon Spira

Sometimes it's only through the study of historical documents that we can truly appreciate how, societally we find ourselves locked into certain modes of behaviour. Recent medical reports have identified a 20 year identifiable rise in sexually transmitted diseases.

Morning-After Pill On Wheels: Courier Service That Delivers ‘Pill-By-Bike’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women can now order the morning-after pill online and have it personally delivered to their homes (or direct to their desk) by courier. The new spe...

Risky Christmas: Stock Up On Morning After Pill, Women Told

PA | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

Women embarking on the festive party season are being invited to stock up on free supplies of the morning-after pill. The British Pregnancy Advisor...

Simple HPV Screening Could Cut Number Of Smear Tests

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of women every year could be spared invasive tests thanks to simple screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer. I...