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 […]

Condom campaign urges couples to 'have sex and save lives'

A new campaign has been launched to encourage young people to use condoms and make a difference to lives all over the world. Durex and the Aids charity (RED) are pairing up to promote a special edition Durex condom that will be on sale in the UK and in 20 other countries worldwide for the next three years. Profits from sales of the safe sex tools will go towards a programme in South Africa which aims to reduce HIV infections in girls by keeping them in school, as well as to raising awareness […]

Poll shows which football fans are best in bed - and which don't perform well

Have you ever watched the football results coming in on a Saturday afternoon and wondered which of the clubs' fans have the most sexual prowess? Nope, us neither. But apparently the people at Football Tips have - perhaps it was a slow news day and they were bored of working out the odds on Tottenham beating Burnley and Man City drawing at The Emirates. Anyway, they polled 3,500 people in the UK about what football team their best and worst ever sexual encounters supported. The respondents […]

Enrique Iglesias claims post-parenthood sex 'is better than ever'

Image: Istock/MaxRiesgo Enrique Iglesias may have unwittingly cheesed off parents everywhere after going on television and insisting that his sex life with partner Anna Kournikova is better than ever since they had twins a year ago. Most mums and dads of one-year-olds tend to collapse into bed bleary-eyed and ready for nothing but shut-eye once bedtime arrives - but not this singer and former tennis player. In fact, Enrique said on Lorraine this week, their intimate relationship is stronger […]

Research success could change the future of condoms

Image credit: iStock/grinvalds You might think that there are only so many ways in which condoms can be improved since the advent of ribbing, flavouring and better fit for various sizes. However, you would be wrong, because a new study has shown that a brand new invention could soon be revolutionising the humble sheath - and perhaps protected sex as we know it. According to the Royal Society Open Science Journal, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been funding studies into building […]

New dating show encourages sex first, relationships later

Image credit: iStock/vadimguzhva If you thought the TV show Naked Attraction was the most in-your-face thing you'll ever see on the box, then you might want to think again. Always keen to push the boundaries and attempt to encourage people to have sex on live TV, producers in France have created a new dating programme that sees couples hop into bed for a romp first - and then decide if they want an actual date based on that encounter. The idea is geared towards the Tinder generation, with TV […]