Posts filed under: Safe Sex

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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When’s right? Knowing when to take the sex ‘plunge’

Almost half of all women (42%) wish they’d lost their virginity in different circumstances, according to the results of the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, published earlier this year. A fifth of men also regret their first […]

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Five perils of executive travel – if you’re hoping for a cheeky fling abroad…

Going abroad for a ‘work’ trip. It’s always a great excuse to see the world, make some big money and let your hair down a bit. But if you’re looking for a cheeky fling abroad, there are a few things […]

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Safe sex at Christmas: Looking after your stocking fillers, candy canes and Santa’s sack (wink wink)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the song goes… Christmas and the New Year’s is (and certainly should be) be a time to enjoy yourself and have fun. But it’s important that during the party season, amid […]

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Five common sex-after-birth problems – and how to solve them

With a new baby in tow, and a body readjusting after giving birth – jumping back into the sack can be riddled with difficulties and complications. However, getting back into the rhythm of sex can be incredibly healthy for your […]

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World-leading on treatment, trailing on prevention – what the HIV stats tell us

Recently-released official statistics show that last year, there were just over 85,000 people accessing HIV treatment and care in the UK. Ben Lineberger, communication intern at the National AIDS Trust, reports. Almost all (91%) the people accessing HIV treatment were […]

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Pornography and young gay men

Eleanor Briggs, assistant director of policy and campaigns at the National AIDS Trust looks at the role of pornography for young gay men. We‘re all familiar with the discussion around pornography and its impact on young people. But one storyline’s […]

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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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Five risk factors to negotiate on a night (out) out

“At Charing Cross station, a 30-year-old woman is lying on the floor of the men’s toilets after a Christmas party. She cannot get up and has soiled herself. She spends the night at St Thomas’ hospital.” This unedifying report is […]

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Keeping things hot, hot, hot this autumn

As the temperatures begin to go down and the festive season gets ever-nearer, who doesn’t love a Saturday night out, drinking mulled wine whilst heating their fingers on the open fire at a local bar. Or snuggled up on the […]

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