All posts by: Brigette Bard

Who needs a monogamous relationship? Promiscuity and Sexual Health

More and more people are keen to know more and more about promiscuity, polyamory and pan-sexuality ad, rather than ways of living that are frowned upon by the morally high-browed, they have become celebrated in the mainstream. Brigette Bard, asks: […]

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A guide to surviving Valentine’s Day for singletons and Divorcees – part 2

Remember Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday not the ‘be all and end all of love’ Few couples love Valentine’s Day. It’s a chore. Let’s face it. There is pressure to go out for dinner, to buy cards, flowers, presents, […]

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A guide to surviving Valentine’s Day for singletons and Divorcees – part 1

Roses have thorns, chocolates are packed with hollow calories and cards are over-priced and will inevitably be either thrown out with tomorrow’s rubbish, or hoarded away for years –right? If the statement above sums up what you’re feeling in the […]

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HIV self testing: 15 things to do while you wait for your result…

In 1966, photographer Nat Finkelstein was shooting the world-famous artist, Andy Warhol, for a proposed book. As the crowd gathered, attempting to get into the shot, Warhol muttered that everyone wants to be famous. To which Finkelstein replied, “Yeah, for […]

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Investigating online dating for people with STIs

Online dating has grown massively over the past few years and it seems there’s a niche site to cater to pretty much every fantasy. But there’s a little-known sector that’s secretly thriving – dating sites for people with STIs. Last Taboo […]

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Genital herpes: The facts

What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is caused by a virus – herpes simplex virus (HSV) – and there are 2 types, type 1 and type 2 that can cause cold sores around both the mouth and on the genitals. […]

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Empowering people through HIV testing

This week marks European HIV Testing Week, during which charities and other organisations join forces to raise awareness and encourage more people to find out their HIV status. You can find a wealth of information and options about how to get […]

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Living without the knowledge you have HIV

This week marks HIV Testing Week across the UK, and Brigette Bard, Founder of Last Taboo and CEO of BioSure UK, looks at why this week is so important in raising awareness of HIV and encouraging people to test… Thirty […]

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The bush is back: but what do you need to know about keeping your pubic hair healthy?

Why do we have pubic hair and what is its purpose? Boys and girls develop pubic hair as they start to produce hormones during puberty and it’s a sign of sexual maturity. There are a number of reasons that the […]

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Charlie Sheen announcement should remind us HIV is three letters NOT a sentence

After days of media speculation which in some cases, used really poor language and at times felt like a witch hunt, actor Charlie Sheen has revealed his HIV positive status. I’m keen not to get caught up in the media […]

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