Sexual Health

LGBT charity criticised over staff guidelines allowing sex with clients

Yorkshire MESMAC says its policy on staff pursuing sexual relationships with service users was misconstrued but that it will be redrafted<p>A leading Yorkshire LGBT charity working with child abuse victims and vulnerable young adults has prompted criticism for allowing staff to embark on sexual …

LGBTQ

Alarming rise in young people getting mouth cancer through oral sex

NHS chiefs say oral sex is behind a sharp rise in young people with mouth cancer.<p>Figures show more people are suffering from mouth and throat cancers …

Public Health

Sexual health crisis: Syphilis epidemic rages as doctors sound alarm on rising HIV rates

Indigenous Australia is in the grip of a serious health crisis as skyrocketing rates of syphilis have seen five babies die and hundreds of new cases …

Public Health

We Need More STIs on Our Sex Shows

During the second season of the hit HBO television show <i>Insecure</i>, there was a big discussion about condoms being depicted on-screen. Mainly, that they …

Public Health

Common and Rare Side Effects for Unisom (Doxylamine) Oral

Health

The sleep problem that can kill your sex life, and lead to divorce

Sleep is arguably the most important part of your day. It not only helps to restore and maintain our immune, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems …

Sleep

How Risky is Oral Sex?

A University of California, San Francisco, study put the per-contact risk of transmission through “receptive” fellatio with an HIV positive partner …

Public Health

The real reason older women stop having sex

Women may have less sex as they age, but it’s not necessarily because they’ve lost interest in getting it on, according to a study published recently …

Lifestyle

HPV Is Spread by Having Sex. So Why Don’t People Talk About That?

There’s a virus that almost everyone gets at some point in their lives.<p>It can cause cancer, and rates of the cancers it causes are growing among men.<p>The virus is the human papillomavirus or HPV, and it’s the main cause of cervical cancer, anal cancer and, more recently, mouth and throat cancer.<p>It’s …

Public Health

Davina McCall says the menopause has boosted her sex life

And reveals what made her symptoms 'stop overnight'.<p>We usually hear more about the negative symptoms of the menopause, but Davina McCall has revealed …

Health

Seniors have sex – and the STI rates to prove it

Intimacy is an important part of everyone’s life, even if they’re perceived by society to have aged out of their sex years. But with the rise in …

Public Health

Safe sex startup offers HIV tests in disguise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sexual health tests in Nigeria can be a harrowing ordeal.<p>In addition to the anxiety of discovering their results, visitors to public clinics must face the stigma around sexual activity that remains prevalent in Nigerian society.<p>"People stare a lot when you go for testing, especially if you …

Public Health

Things That Make Your Pubic Hair Go Gray Sooner (and What to Do About It)

So you're in the bathroom getting ready to do some below-the-belt grooming, when you suddenly spot it—your first gray pubic hair. It's a traumatic …

Hair

What to do if you’re a Londoner worried about gonorrhoea? Test yourself, apparently

Make no mistake: the closure of sexual health clinics and promotion of self-testing is a money-saving exercise – when STI rates are rising in the capital<p>Like any thriving cosmopolis, London is a place of risk and reward. You’re never more than a hot breath away from someone throwing caution to the …

Opinion

Everything Canadians need to know about STI testing and sexual health

Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis. Herpes, hepatitis, HIV. The list goes on when it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STI), and if you’re having …

Health

7 common questions women have about vaginas answered

"Does a healthy vagina have a smell?"<p>We might be born with them, but the level of confusion among women about what's 'normal' when it comes to the …

Have an STI? What you’re legally obligated to disclose

Jenelle Marie Pierce was 16 when she found out she had genital herpes.<p>“I was made to sleep on the floor at slumber parties because people thought …

Health

One in Nine Men in the United States Has Oral HPV

New data shows more than 11 percent of men in the United States are infected with oral HPV.<p>HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common STI — Planned Parenthood and the CDC estimate that almost every single sexually active person will contract one of the more than 200 viruses that make up HPV …

Public Health

Why STI rates are steadily going up in Canada

If you remember the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, you’ll surely remember the onslaught of safe sex campaigns that followed. From “no glove, no love” to …

Health

Now Is The Worst Possible Time To Get An STI In London

After a series of closures to sexual health clinics across London, people are currently being turned away from the services without the care they …

Health Care

Oral sex has helped HPV spread to 1 in 9 American men

The most common sexually transmitted infection is becoming even more widespread in part thanks to the rise in popularity of oral sex.<p>From 2011 to 2014, the number of men with an oral HPV infection rose from one in 13 US men in 2012 to to one in nine, or about 11 million in total, in 2014. Roughly …

Public Health

Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject

Writing about condoms presents a conundrum. Reproductive health is serious, but condoms are almost guaranteed giggle-inducers. So covering a new line of condoms that are available in 60 different sizes was a bit of a balancing act.<p>On the one hand, there’s the public health importance of a new …

Health

Yakima County remains among worst in state for sexual health

Yakima County continues to struggle with disproportionately high incidents of sexually transmitted diseases, according to state health officials.

Public Health

Sex drive: Understanding why low libido is common in middle-aged women - Health - ABC News

Do you ever get the feeling everyone else is having sex, when you'd rather spend a quiet night watching TV?<p>You're not alone.<p>Low sexual desire affects …

Australian News

Having the sex talk early and often with kids is good

Talking to your kids about sex is important, even if they don’t welcome the conversation<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Parents may be uncomfortable initiating “the sex talk,” but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about sex and sexuality. Kids learn early what …

Liberal View

It's Surprisingly Hard to Ban Toxic Sex Toys, But Here's How to Protect Yourself

These days, most of us will carefully check ingredients lists for gluten and trans fats, demand that our water bottles be made without BPA, and seek out paraben-free, body-safe cosmetics. But the average person can’t tell you what a toxic sex toy is—or even that they exist. Unfortunately, in the …

Health

Your Doctor Isn’t Looking for Gonorrhea in the Places You Might Have It

Even as this common STI is reaching epidemic and untreatable levels.<p>A typical STD check includes a visual inspection (looking for open sores, chancres, or pus), swabs, a blood draw for HIV and syphilis tests, and a urine sample for gonorrhea and chlamydia tests. The problem? Gonorrhea can exist in …

Medicine

Porn Stars React to New Bill Reducing the Penalty for Knowingly Exposing Someone to HIV

The adult industry backs SB 239, a bill passed in California that reduces the penalty of knowingly exposing someone to HIV. But some in porn still have their doubts.<p>California lawmakers recently passed SB 239 into law—a bill that reduces the charge for knowingly exposing someone to HIV from a …

Culture

SEXUAL HEALTH: The worst problem a man can face

Inability to satisfy one’s partner can put unnecessary strain on a relationship, leading to divorce and low self-esteem.

Kenya

Why Aren't Straight Men Told to Get Tested Regularly?

Women and gay men carry the STD-testing burden.<p>On September 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that STDs had reached unprecedented numbers in the United States...for the third year in a row. The reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in 2016 were at record …

Public Health