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Prince Harry has a HIV test live on social media!

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Prince Harry has a HIV test live on social media!

The power of Facebook showed itself once again this month as Prince Harry was broadcast having an HIV test live on social media, in a public attempt to remove the taboo which still surrounds HIV and testing. Whilst the simple finger-prick procedure took only a matter of minutes to be performed on Harry, the broadcast stood as a marker for a message which we can only hope sustains its poignancy over time. Whilst Harry’s public display saw him continuing his mother’s mission to break stigma and raise awareness, it seems that in many ways he is still fighting the same battle...

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Online dating: are we letting our guard down when it comes to looking after our sexual health? Part 2

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Online dating: are we letting our guard down when it comes to looking after our sexual health? Part 2
It’s so exciting when you’re online dating and you get a match!  However recent articles suggest dating aps are to blame for the for increases in STI contraction. We need to be careful not to ‘pass the buck’ because this removes responsibility. Every person should be confident in taking responsibility for their own sexual health

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Online dating: are we letting our guard down when it comes to looking after our sexual health?

Posted by Brigette Bard on

Online dating: are we letting our guard down when it comes to looking after our sexual health?

With more and more people hooking up online and taking the relationship from virtual to carnal (!) are online daters taking too much of a risk with their sexual health? So shall we get swiping…

 

 

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Who needs a monogamous relationship? Promiscuity and Sexual Health

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Who needs a monogamous relationship? Promiscuity and Sexual Health

More and more people are keen to know more and more about promiscuity, polyamory and pan-sexuality – but rather than lifestyle choices that could be frowned upon by the morally high-browed, they have become celebrated in the mainstream. So, ‘If you’re all safe and consenting, why the hell not?’The song from the 1934 hit musical goes: “In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now God knows… anything goes.” Really? Things really have changed a lot since then haven’t they? In 1934 it was illegal to be gay in the UK, there were no...

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A guide to surviving Valentine’s Day for singletons and Divorcees - part 2

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Few couples love Valentine’s Day. There is pressure to go out for dinner, to buy overpriced cards, flowers, presents, champagne, teddy bears, lingerie… I could go on. The costs can quickly mount up to hundreds of pounds and the people who are really laughing are the commercial card companies and merchandise providers.

That’s before we even discuss the predicament of the poor boyfriend / girlfriend who doesn’t invest as much money and thought as their sentimental partner. Or those who feel they are obliged to show their gratitude in the bedroom later

You could just buy yourself something lovely with the money you will invariably save…...

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