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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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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Chem Sex and HIV – highs, lows, facts and fall out

Chem Sex: It’s been cited by healthcare workers as a contributing factor to the increase in numbers of HIV infections in London and described as ‘the health crisis decimating London’s gay scene’ And it’s growing in popularity. Gary Carpenter, clinical […]

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What is missing from sex education in our schools? (part 2)

In my most recent blog I talked about the ‘scary’ statistics showing young people are, in a lot of cases in the dark, when it comes to their knowledge of STIs, and sex education. There is a gulf between the information […]

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Why is HIV education missing from schools? (part 1)

Why is sex education barely adequate in our schools? A third of school leavers admit to being in the dark on how HIV is spread; almost seven out of 10 people say they have not received HIV education at school. […]

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