Category Archives: Health

Sexual health is incredibly important for both you and your partner to fully enjoy your sex life. There are many contributors to a healthy sex life, including the use of contraception, talking about sexual dysfunctions and communicating with your partner in general. Here our health experts discuss some questions that revolve around sexual health and well being.

Sexual Health Risks of Using Sex Toys

According to Sexual Health Scotland, using sex toys is a medium risk activity. This is because using sex toys can lead to sexually transmitted infections when you share them with a partner. Some types of sex toys can also present some risks to your health. What are sex toys? Sex toys are objects that are […]

Sexual Health Topics

In this guide we are going to cover some hot topics that surrounds sexual health, this includes contraception choices, contraception safety, sexual history taking, and relevant tests. Contraception Abortions In the United Kingdom 30-50% of pregnancies are unplanned, with one in five being aborted every year. In 2014 there were 184,500 abortions performed, with 62% […]

What are sexual dysfunctions?

Sexual dysfunction is a difficulty that can be experienced by one person or even a couple at any stage of sexual activity. This can include physical pleasure, desire, arousal, and even climaxing. Sexual dysfunction requires a person to feel distress or strain for a minimum of six months. It can have a huge affect on […]

What is contraception?

Contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy. A woman can only get pregnant if a man’s sperm reaches one of her eggs. Contraception is designed to stop this from happening by keeping the sperm and the egg apart, stopping egg productions, and stopping the combined sperm and egg from attaching from the lining of the womb. […]

When is it safe to have sex after an abortion?

You can usually have sex straight after an abortion, however some doctors will recommend that you wait until any vaginal bleeding stops. This will help to reduce the chance of an infection. Furthermore, we recommend that you use contraception and always practice safe sex in order to prevent you from getting pregnant again. What is […]

What is the life expectancy for someone with HIV?

Although HIV cannot be cured, the longevity and quality of life of someone with HIV has greatly improved over the last twenty years. This is due to a variety of treatments that have been created to help control the condition. The life expectancy for someone living with HIV on anti-retroviral treatment that they are responding […]

Do condoms always prevent HIV transmission?

Condoms provide a barrier between you and your partner, and when used correctly during sexual activity, condoms are the best way to prevent sexually transmitted infections and diseases, this includes HIV. Condoms have about a 99% effective rate, so they don’t fail very often. Condoms can be used for all kinds of sexual activity including […]

Can HIV be transmitted through oral sex (fellatio and cunnilingus)?

In short, yes, but the risk is relatively low. HIV is transmitted through vaginal and seminal fluids. The virus can enter the body through the bloodstream or by passing through certain mucas membranes that are found inside the vagina, rectum or urethra. If a person giving fellatio to their partner has bleeding gums, a cut, […]

Can you catch HIV from kissing?

There are many myths about how HIV is transmitted, and this is one of them. You CANNOT catch HIV from kissing. There is scientific evidence that the HIV virus is spread through the exchange of bodily fluids, including blood, semen and vaginal fluids. However, there is not enough of the HIV virus in saliva to transmit it […]

What’s the difference between HPV and HIV?

HPV and HIV are different viruses, and both cause different health problems. What is HPV? Human papilloma virus (HPV) affects the skin and the moist membranes. It can cause problems like verrucas, genital waters, and abnormal changes in the cervix. HPV is spread via any skin-to-skin contact of the genital area. It can also be […]