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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What does The Universal Declaration of Human Rights have to do with HIV?

Just nine days after World AIDS Day (1st December), the HIV sector could almost be forgiven for ignoring Human Rights Day (10th December). And what does the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights really have […]

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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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What Puts People off Using Condoms?

Despite more than 440,000 STI diagnoses made in the UK in 2014, a significant number of under 25s are still having unprotected sex. Under 25s are one of the most at-risk groups, with 15% admitting to having unprotected sex with […]

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What to Expect From a GUM Clinic Visit

Visiting a sexual health clinic for the first time can seem like a daunting experience – with a degree of uncertainty about what to expect. However, all NHS sexual health clinics have been developed to make the experience as simple […]

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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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Sexual wellbeing among women

Dr Pam Spurr is a psychologist with over 20 years’ experience as a self-help expert, life coach and agony aunt. Here Dr Pam highlights the sexual challenges many women face with the aim to open up important discussions. As well […]

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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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