How Safe And Effective Are Condoms?

Condoms come in various shapes, sizes and flavours, and are usually made of latex. They are widely regarded as cheaper in comparison to other forms of contraception. Male condoms stop sperm from reaching and fertilizing the egg while restricting skin-to-skin interaction and contact with genital fluids. As such, they are the only form of contraception that helps prevent pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted diseases. But how safe and effective are they? Here, we take a closer look […]

Grandma blogger proves sex isn't just for the young

image credit: iStock/KatarzynaBialasiewicz Whenever sex is talked about in the media, it tends to be accompanied by images of young couples in the prime of their life who are busy enjoying each other's bodies. However, one Briton is out to dispel that notion by showing that sex can be satisfying and brilliant no matter what your age. And she should know, because she's 83. Joyce Williams from Yorkshire became interested in blogging when she was 81 and went to a class for beginners. The pupils […]

If the cabin's rocking, don't come knocking...

A British couple have told of their surprise after they discovered a man and woman having sex in the cabin they had booked for a £4,800 week-long cruise. Mary and Bobby Jackson, 62 and 64 respectively, had booked a dream trip with Norwegian Cruise Line to take them from Singapore to Thailand before they returned home to Carrickfergus in County Antrim. They got on board the ocean liner Jewel and made their way to their suite, only to find that the key card wouldn't work on the first two […]

Julianne Hough speaks out to help other women with endometriosis

American actress and dancer Julianne Hough has spoken out about her struggles with endometriosis in the hope that it will help other women who also have the condition. The 30-year-old said she was finally diagnosed with endometriosis in her twenties after years of pain, but still felt she was suffering in silence and had to "push through the pain". Endometriosis occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus begin to grow elsewhere, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes and even the bladder. […]

Losing your virginity: Did you feel ready?

Image Credit: SIphotography via iStock We're all taught in school about the importance of waiting until you feel you're ready before losing your virginity. However, new research suggests many Brits might just have ploughed on regardless in order to ensure their cherry was popped. A study published in the British Medical Journal's Sexual & Reproductive Health questioned 2,825 sexually experienced British people between the ages of 17 and 24 about their first time. The researchers used four […]

How to keep sex going over Christmas

Image credit: Instagram/@oliviadbuck The festive season is fast approaching and that means there's a lot of work to be done between now and the big day in order to get ready. However, all this rushing around and then the prospect of hosting family members in whatever rooms you have a spare bed might also mean that the possibility of you and your partner having sex starts to dwindle. What can you do to ensure you don't have a frustrating dry spell in December and can instead keep the intimacy […]

Nice men have more sex than scoundrels

Image: iStock/pixedeli Han Solo might famously have dismissed the idea of Princess Leia liking 'nice men', but a new study has discovered that her protests were probably true. Or, at least, it has found that nice men tend to have more sex than scoundrels. A team at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia researched 3,000 men and 1,500 women to analyse the data from their online dating profiles. It was found that the men who enjoyed the most sex tended to display personality traits […]

Safe sex warnings reiterated as STI rates soar

Image credit: iStock/structuresxx Young Britons have again been reminded of the importance of engaging in safe sex after new data showed rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing. Public Health England's (PHE) latest statistics showed there were over 144,000 diagnoses of chlamydia or gonorrhoea in 15 to 24-year-olds in 2017. This equated to one person being diagnosed every four minutes and could have serious repercussions for their future health. Many STIs are symptomless […]

Research reveals which UK cities are friskiest

Image credit: iStock If you've ever wondered whether other people are having more sex than you, then now's the time to get a little nosey into the bedroom habits of Brits across the country. Men's Pharmacy carried out a survey designed to find out which cities are getting the most action - and the findings might surprise you, because the winner wasn't cosmopolitan London. According to the poll of 2,168 people, Leicester is actually the busiest in terms of sex, with 87.5 per cent of people […]

Driverless cars: Sex on wheels?

Image: iStock/metamorworks A new report has concluded that it won't be long before driverless cars are flooding our roads - and being used as on-the-go-places in which to have sex. The paper, published in the Annals of Tourism Research by academics at the Universities of Surrey and Oxford, said they think autonomous vehicles (AVs) will have a profound effect on our sexual exploits because they are private, comfortable, convenient and (unlike taxis) without a front-seat onlooker. Study author […]