Students in Birmingham, East London and Glasgow at Risk of Developing Love Bug

By : Nicola | Published : Wednesday February 12, 2014 | Posted in : Sexual Health
A recent survey of 5000 patients at HealthExpress.co.uk has identified several densely populated areas, such as Birmingham and East London, as high-risk areas for STIs, with 18-25 year olds most likely to be infected. Despite various national and regional campaigns aimed at improving resources and awareness around sexual health, our statistics on patient consultations and orders for STI medication suggest that some young people continue to be careless...

How many STIs Can You Name in Ten Seconds?

By : Nicola | Published : Friday September 13, 2013 | Posted in : Sexual Health
Following on from the HealthExpress contraception video, Chief Medical Advisor Dr Hilary Jones once again took to the streets of London to find out how much the average person knows about sexually transmitted infections. This time we wanted to find out how many STIs people could name and whether they’d heard of the lesser-known infections.

Must Read Blogs of 2013 - Sexual Health Top 10

By : Geoffrey | Published : Tuesday July 23, 2013 | Posted in : Sexual Health
sexual health awarenessBlogs are the perfect platform to educate and inform the public so, to recognise the great work of bloggers worldwide, we’ve constructed a top 10 for each specialist area of health. From diabetes and depression to broader subject matters like fitness, we’ve carefully bookmarked those which make for essential reading. This week, we have focused on sexual health blogs, specifically those that are regularly updated with informative, stimulating and...

Lybrido: Is there such a thing as female Viagra?

By : Sophie | Published : Wednesday May 29, 2013 | Posted in : Sexual Health
Sceptical womanYou may have seen the name Lybrido in the news recently, most likely accompanied by images of Viagra tablets which have been photoshopped to look pink rather than blue. Despite the fact that this new medication for a form of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is still several years from licensing, the press coverage is eager to claim it as the sexual cure women have been waiting for. Viagra for women! But how accurate is this, really?

Why STIs are not the gift you want this Valentines Day

By : Charlie | Published : Wednesday February 13, 2013 | Posted in : Sexual Health
Valentines & safe sexValentines Day is traditionally the day that romantics across the world celebrate love. Hence the grand and romantic gestures comprising of flowers, confectionery, champagne and above all else the intimate time with your loved one, signifies the emergence of this romantic holiday. For a fun and safe Valentines it is advised that you follow the three C’s – card, candy and condoms, with the latter being the most important. With sexually transmitted...

Contraceptives for schoolgirls: Is it right?

By : Charlie | Published : Wednesday October 31, 2012 | Posted in : Sexual Health
Contraceptive and sex advice in school

Although most parents would like to believe that their daughter will abstain from sex until she is married, the truth is, for many this notion may be unrealistic. Thus should a young girl begin a sexual relationship, contraceptive use is imperative. Recent articles by the Daily Telegraph show that not only has the use of contraceptives by schoolgirls and college students trebled in the past two years, but that girls as young as 13 have been given the...


Common STIs and how to spot them

By : Sophie | Published : Friday March 9, 2012 | Posted in : Sexual Health
Couple in bedSTIs are an increasing problem in the UK, despite awareness campaigns run by various health bodies and charities. The blame for these increasing figures is an argument in itself, and as such is not something I’ll be discussing here in any great detail. An important factor in the growing numbers of infected individuals, however, has to be the fact that many people just don’t know they’re infected, and so go on to infect other individuals.

Are we directing sex education in the wrong places?

By : Sophie | Published : Friday February 3, 2012 | Posted in : Sexual Health
Old couple in bedThe issue of sex education has been in the news a lot recently, but discussions tend to centre around young people and sex education in schools. A recent report from the magazine Student BMJ has added to the debate with the news that STI rates among over-45s are becoming a huge concern. Should there be a greater focus on older people in regards to sex education?

12 Popular genital herpes myths debunked

By : Emily | Published : Friday December 16, 2011 | Posted in : Sexual Health
myth blocksIn spite of the wide availability of reliable information about genital herpes, there is still ignorance about the condition and the people who have it, which leads to unnecessary stigmatisation of those with it. With the help of the Herpes Viruses Association, we aim to debunk many of the popular myths genital herpes. The post will deal with popular myths such as whether genital herpes increases a women's risk of cervical cancer or whether it can spread by...

Top 5 Libido Killers

By : Sophie | Published : Sunday November 27, 2011 | Posted in : Sexual Health
Unhappy couple in bedA lowered libido doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. The best thing to do is try to get to the route of the problem, as most causes of low libido are easily fixable or treatable. Here we look at five of the most common causes of low libido and offer you suggestions as to what you can do to overcome the problem. Common causes include stress, ED/FSD, alcohol/drug intake, certain medications and problems within a relationship.