Hepatitis C: What You Need to Know
You could have Hepatitis C but not know it. Hep C is yet another one of those viral infections that can remain hidden for a long time. Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. HCV spreads through contaminated blood.Read more
STDs And Their Relationship With Pubic Grooming
New research has surfaced, this study has found that frequent groomers of the pubic region are 3-4 times more likely to contract an STD. Pubic hair grooming has become very popular worldwide among women and men due to a perspective shift in the way we view our bodies.Read more
HIV Symptoms: What you need to know
Early HIV Symptoms can be very similar to the flu. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The virus attacks the immune system breaking it down to allow other viruses more easy passage into the body.Read more
Tackling STD Rates – 3 Examples When It Really Worked
We know that getting tested, drinking responsibly and teaching sex education openly, with accurate facts are some of the effective ways to lower STD rates. But did you realise just how important they are? Let's take a look at some examples of when U.S. states saw real change to public sexual health when these STD lowering methods were put into effect.Read more
Are Dating Apps To Blame For The Rise In STDs?
As apps like Tinder and Grindr make casual hook-ups easier and more acceptable, some health experts are pointing the finger at these devices as an explanation for the rise in STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in recent years. But are dating apps really to blame?Read more
Irish Contraceptives Were Illegal Until When?!
It's hard to believe how late the sale of Irish contraceptives became legalised.Read more
Three Types Of STIs You Have Never Heard Of
Have you ever heard of Trichomoniasis, Mycoplasma or Ureaplasma? No? Despite being some of the most common types of STIs worldwide these infections seem to have stayed out of the public eye. Here is everything you need to know about the STIs you have never heard of.Read more
Are You Using Condoms Correctly?
Using condoms correctly might seem fool-proof, but there's actually a number of common mistakes people make. Are you making them too?Read more
Don’t Douche – It Increases Your STI Risk
Ironically, though many women still believe a douche will "clean out" the vagina, douching actually increases your risk of STIs and other health issues.Read more
Combating A Reduction In Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical cancer screening in the UK saw a surge in attendance back in 2009, sparked by the death of reality-TV star Jade Goody from the disease. Since then, the number of women turning up to their NHS screening appointments has been falling. Now only 70% and 73% of all eligible women attend.Read more