Blogs about sexual health.
Five Advantages of Using Testosterone Boosters
Every man knows the power of testosterone. It’s a vital building block of masculinity, responsible for defining male characteristics, influencing puberty, and regulating sex drive. It’s the hormone responsible for regulating and developing both primary and secondary male characteristics. But …Continue Reading
MHRA seeking views on accessing medicines for women
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to speak to women to discuss the reclassification of medicines used for hormone replacement and oral contraception from prescription-only to medicines that can instead be purchased under the supervision of …Continue Reading
Everything you need to know about cervical screening but were too embarrassed to ask
Cervical Screening Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health. It’s an annual event – which runs from 10th to 16th June 2019 this year – and is organised by Jo’s Trust, a charity …Continue Reading
Here’s why you should always pee after sex
What women suffering from recurring cystitis need to know It may not be top of your priority list when you’ve just had sex, but anyone who’s experienced recurrent cystitis will tell you that a quick trip to the toilet as …Continue Reading
Health Round Up – Smear Tests, Ambulance Response, Diabetes & Weight loss & More
Happy Internation Women’s Day! If you’ve not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week (4th March), we’ve summarised some of the key stories for you. Public Health England Launch Cervical Cancer TV Campaign The government …Continue Reading
Ask our gynaecology experts your questions
Every year we run an Online Clinic on Gynaecology. And this year our clinic is sponsored by Babystart, Sylk Intimate and Promensil. We are also delighted our clinic is being supported by The Eve Appeal and Womb Cancer Support UK charities. Meet …Continue Reading
Correct portion size, diet, sandwich carers, cancer & more
This week in health – 18 January 2019. This week we look at diet, portion size, research into concussion with premiership footballers, and teenage cancer and more. A snapshot of some of the key stories in health can be found …Continue Reading
Valuable advice given in our prostate & testicular health online clinic
Our recent Online Clinic on Prostate & Testicular Health (5-16 November), supported by iMEDicare Ltd., Bladder & Bowel UK and The Urology Foundation, proved to be extremely valuable for a number of people who posted their questions anonymously. Understandably though, …Continue Reading
Here’s what could be causing erectile dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is among the most taboo subjects in our society. Yet it is an incredibly common occurrence, with an estimated 50% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 suffering and 1 in 10 of all men …Continue Reading
Everything you need to know about chlamydia
What is chlamydia? Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial infection transmitted through sexual contact (semen or vaginal fluid). Infection can occur via vaginal, anal, and oral sex and even when a man does not ejaculate. It is treated with antibiotic, usually azithromycin …Continue Reading
What is Super Gonorrhoea and How To Avoid It?
Super Gonorrhea is a drug resistant sexually transmitted bacterial infection. When one is infected the normal symptoms would include thick yellow discharge from the genitals, pains during urination and bleeding between periods. These symptoms are not observed immediately; it takes …Continue Reading
Soft Laser for vaginal rejuvenation: an intimate makeover
Getting older may be scary, especially for women. One day, you will realise that you are just human: the body changes occurring with aging result in changes in function and in appearance. In the contemporary society, which increasingly values youth …Continue Reading
Does the ‘Season of goodwill’ truly apply to all?
Christians and atheists alike are all looking forward to Christmas. We are lucky to live in a multicultural and diverse-religion society and although not all religions celebrate Christmas, the air of festivity is felt throughout the land. As a nation …Continue Reading
HIV is not AIDS
Charlie Sheen’s very recent and very public admission that he is carrying the HIV virus has hit all the headlines. Of course although a very private thing for him he felt he had to ‘come out’ to put an end …Continue Reading
Chlamydia: “The Silent Infection’s” Symptoms in Men
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is notorious for its lack of symptoms – especially in women. The infection is caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis, and in up to half of the cases of confirmed chlamydia, an …Continue Reading
‘The clap’ hits the 21st century
Gonorrhoea, that most ancient of sexually transmitted diseases is back in the news again! First described as ‘the clap’ in the 16th century and possibly even referred to as ‘zav’ or ‘zavah’ in biblical times, the gonococcus (N. gonorrhoeaea) has …Continue Reading
Transgender community ‘galvanises’ Eddie Redmayne by their kindness and openness
At a recent press conference at the Venice Film Festival, Eddie Redmayne was discussing his new role playing the transgender artist Lili Elbe in his new film ‘The Danish girl’. In typical Redmayne fashion, the Oscar-winning actor wanted to immerse …Continue Reading
What to do if you suspect you have an STI
If you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it’s important to act fast. Even if you’re anxious, it’s vital that you don’t make the mistake of burying your head in the sand and simply hoping the problem …Continue Reading
Smear Test Saved My Life!
To me, it is a no brainer! If someone says to you, would you like a test that could potentially save your life, then the answer should be ‘yes, yes, yes!’ I am utterly shocked that in this day and …Continue Reading
Home Testing: A Revolution in Sexual Health?
When it comes to sexual health, knowledge is power. Many people have HIV and other conditions without knowing it. They might lack any symptoms, so they put off the testing that would enable them to get treatment – and to …Continue Reading
Should Boys be Vacccinated against HPV?
As today marks the start of talkhealth’s online clinic on Sexual Health, I thought it appropriate to write about the most common form of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the UK. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is very common. There are over …Continue Reading
One-Night Stand: 3 Insane Tips To Keep It Safe And Successful
Along with house parties, learning how to cook and – yes – actually getting a degree, one-night stands can be an exciting part of the university experience for many. A university student’s sex life is definitely more fluid – it …Continue Reading
London Youths at Greatest Risk of STIs
With more than 3 million people in London affected by STIs every year, the young people of the capital city are at a greater risk of contracting sexual health problems than any other part of the UK. With serious effects …Continue Reading
Are Plastics Affecting Your Libido?
Low libido can be due to many causes, and progesterone does stimulate sex drive in women, but there is also a hidden factor in your everyday life that may be having an effect too. A frequent question for women at …Continue Reading
Link between alcohol & risky sexual behaviour during the World Cup
The Family Planning Association have undertaken a survey of more than 2,000 adults in the UK designed to find out more about drinking and sexual health/behaviour during the World Cup. They have discovered that alcohol plays a part in risky …Continue Reading
I wish I’d done it sooner
One of our patients Daniel from Bournemouth was very worried about HIV. He thought he may have caught it after having unprotected sex. He worried about it for a whole year. We were able to perform an instant test, and he …Continue Reading
Do you know what you are giving your partner for Christmas this year?
Everyone likes to get into the festive spirit at Christmas but our friends over at The STI Clinic have put together this video called “Christmas Surprises” to remind us it’s not always all fun and games. Have a watch and …Continue Reading
Testosterone Deficiency: Should You Get Tested?
I received an email a few days back about someone having problems with his sexual drive. The email sender said his testosterone levels were found to be lower than normal. He then mentioned TestRush, a supplement that claims to boost …Continue Reading
Pfizer’s UK patent expires – but what does this mean for the patient?
In recent weeks you will have no doubt heard or seen reports about changes to Viagra and Pfizer’s patent on the drug. Since 1998 Pfizer has owned the patent on Viagra, which means in has had exclusive rights to the …Continue Reading
STI diagnoses hit 450,000 in England
According to Public Health England, diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections have risen to almost half a million in England in the last year with the highest rates of STIs in young people under the age of 25. This represents a …Continue Reading
Sweden has been named ‘STI Capital’ of Europe
Britain comes third in the list of top European countries that sought STI treatment. SWEDEN has been named as the sexually transmitted infection (STI) hotspot of Europe by a leading online clinic. Data taken from more than 3,500 consultations for …Continue Reading
Reported cases of gonorrhoea up by 25%
According to the newspapers today, reported cases of gonorrhoea are soaring amid warnings that sexually transmitted diseases are becoming resistant to treatments. Diagnosed cases are up by a quarter to around 21,000 in 2011. As a result the Health Protection …Continue Reading
10 Weird Names for The Condom From Around The World
Rubber, johnny, hazmat suit, whatever term you use, you can’t deny that there are plenty of names for the ‘condom.’ But English isn’t the only language with a penchant for amusing prophylactic slang. Here are some of DrEd’s favourites from …Continue Reading