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National Bacterial Vaginosis Month – April 2016

This April, Balance Activ and Dr Dawn Harper have teamed up to support National Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Month.

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This image was taken from balanceactiv.com

They aim to raise awareness of bacterial vaginosis and encourage women to learn more about the causes and symptoms.

Bacterial vaginosis is a common, but not well known, vaginal condition.

BV occurs when there is an imbalance  of the pH in the vagina which can cause lots of unpleasant symptoms such as fishy odour and abnormal thin, grey discharge from the vaginal area.

BV affects 1 in 3 women.

The campaign also encourages women to talk about all feminine health problems, not just BV.

If you think you might be suffering from bacterial vaginosis then please see your GP.

But in the meantime you can check your symptoms online – CLICK HERE

Would You Tell Your Friends Your Sex Secrets Or Intimate Health Issues?

It has been confirmed that women are more likely to talk about sex with their friends than their partners.

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Women’s intimate health brand Balance Activ as part of BV Awareness Month have revealed that women won’t share sex secrets with their partners but will happily discuss with friends.

According to a study, 38% will reveal how often they have sex and 3 in 10 will give details such as where they have done the deed.

However, women are not as open to share details about intimate health matters.

Less than 1 in 5 women will discuss this with their friends as they fear they will be rejected or feel embarassed.

In a bid to encourage more women to talk about intimate health issues, Balance Activ and Dr Dawn Harper have organised its ‘Time to Talk’ campaign, in conjunction with BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) Awareness Month.

It isn’t just women who shy away from talking about sexual health matters – only 6% of men talk about these issues.

Some men feel embarassed to speak to their partners or GP about sexual health problems such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

To read more CLICK HERE

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation but don’t want to speak to your GP, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private e-consultation with their Doctor.

First Male Contraceptive Injection

There are currently 15 different methods of contraception in the UK, and out of the 15 methods only 2 are available for men – condoms and vasectomy.contraception

But, a new contraceptive injection for men called Vasalgel could be available soon.

Vasalgel is non-hormonal and has shown to blocks sperm for up to 12 months.

Vasalgel hasn’t been approved by the FDA yet and clinical trails are set to start in 2016.

In the UK, contraception is free for most people and is available from most GP surgeries and sexual health clinics.

It has been reported that there is 85 million unplanned pregnancies annually worldwide.

To read more, please CLICK HERE

For information on sexual health, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com

Thinking About Sex Day 2016

Think about sex day 2016Aswell as Valentines Day, 14th February 2016  is Thinking About Sex Day.

The day is designed to encourage everyone to discuss the physical and psychological issues surrounding sexual activity.

Thinking About Sex day is organised by the Sexual Advice Association.

For more information, please go to: http://www.sda.uk.net/index.php

For information on sexual health, please go to: www.ukmeds4u.com

STIQ day – 14th January 2015

STIQ Day – 14th January 2015

What’s it all about?

STIQ day is all about YOU, or more importantly, your sexual health!

It’s been launched to get you to think more about your sexual health and getting yourself tested to make sure that you are not infected.

After all…without a test, can you be 100% certain that you don’t have one?

The infection number in the UK is rising all the time, regardless of age, sexual orientation or number of sexual partners. It only takes one unprotected encounter for you to get an infection, and some of them can be fatal if left untreated!

What could you catch?

Well, there are many different infections that you could catch, and many of them are easily treated and clear up in no time at all, but there are also some which can be particularly painful and in some cases life threatening if left untreated!

Get the full information here www.stiq.co.uk