Posts tagged with: sexual health

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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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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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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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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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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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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