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Prevention: types of contraception and protection and where to access them

In the UK, doctors report that, incredibly, they are still seeing people who believe in contraceptive practices such as ‘doing it standing up’ or ‘trying to pull out before he comes’. There is also a dangerous trend of young girls […]

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Risky sex, oral infections and infertility: Your STI questions answered

Last Taboo’s Brigette Bard, takes your questions on sexually transmitted infections (and puts some myths to rest in the process).  1. Can I get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from oral sex? Yes and it’s pretty common – especially for […]

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Your most embarrassing sexual health questions… answered

In her first column as the Daily Star’s sexual health expert, Brigette Bard, CEO of BioSure UK and founder of Last Taboo, smashes myths and answers the questions you thought you’d be too embarrassed to ever ask… 1. Does shaving/waxing pubic […]

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Why can’t we just talk about sex?

In my previous blog, I wrote about how there is a sexual revolution taking place amongst the over 50s. But this is a silent revolution, still muttered about in harsh tones. If we’re going to smash taboo we need to […]

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Old habits die hard: safe sex for the over 50s

Having sparked the sexual revolution in the 1960s, the baby boomers were hardly going to fade politely into the background and accept that they were past it, were they? Continuing to lead sexual liberation, these people (the youngest of these […]

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HIV – It’s not just about gay men

In the 80’s, HIV was branded as a ‘gay disease’. This misinformed messaging has created a clear gap in understanding who and how HIV can be contracted. In this blog, Last Taboo founder, Brigette Bard, breaks down this misconception. Let’s […]

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Got your results and heading to Uni? Safe sex advice for freshers

It’s that time of year again – when students find out if they have a place at their chosen University. David Woods, Director at Last Taboo partner, Humm Media, explores those first few weeks at University and offer advice to […]

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What are the symptoms of HIV?

There are many rumours and myths out there about HIV and how it can affect those who have it. Gary Carpenter, clinical director of BioSure, cuts through the noise to answer the burning questions about the symptoms of HIV and […]

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Sun, sex and suspicious partners: Looking after your sexual health on a summer holiday

This year I took my summer holiday in the Spanish city of Barcelona and, in between admiring the Segrada Familia Cathedral, bargain hunting on Las Ramblas whilst sipping cocktails and watching the world go by on the Placa Reial, I […]

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Sex at Festivals: Sun, Sounds and Safer Sex – HIV and the Festivals Season

‘Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, makes you want to move your dancing feet.’ As thousands of revellers across the UK head off to festivals up and down the country, Brigette Bard, CEO of BioSure UK, gives her advice […]

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