Turn an unsupportive friend into a cheerleader to meet your #HealthGoals

How can we still meet our health goals when people close to you, partners or friends, scupper your best laid plans? Laura Willoughby, from mindful drinking movement Club Soda is here with some advice for people who are trying to make positive changes in their lives and would benefit from a team approach... 

SH:24 Book Club: Doing It by Hannah Witton

At SH:24 HQ we’ve long been fans of YouTuber, Hannah Witton. She’s entirely sex positive, funny, and super knowledgeable about all things sex and relationships. We were recently wowed by her  vlogging of her first experiences with a menstrual cup (from mid torso up). Yesterday, her first book, Doing It, came out *WHOOP*, we got our hands on a preview copy and are reviewing it...

Safe sex for women who have sex with women: now and the future

We are proud to support the first National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, led by the LGB & T Partnership, this week. Today’s blog explores the safer sex options women who have sex with women can use, how practical they are and potential future innovations to better address this need.

PrEP, stigma and innovation in sexual health: we talk to Michael Brady

Scott Ideson sat down with Michael Brady, Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at King’s College Hospital in South London, Medical Director the Terrence Higgins Trust and a director of SH:24, towards the end of last year to get his insight on PrEP, stigma and the work needed to reach zero transmission. 

 

Interview with Batty Mama's Hakeem Kazeem

Hakeem Kazeem, is a film maker, writer who co-runs the successful club and performance night, Batty Mama, which promotes queer black and brown bodies and artists. SH:24 caught up with Hakeem after Too Black Too Queer, a successful collaboration with the Brixton Reel and Urban World at the end of last year...

Too Black Too Queer: celebrating black LGBTQ experience

Held annually, Brixton Reel Film Festival celebrates the diverse communities of South London, using arts and film to promote wellbeing. SH:24 co-ordinator and wearer of many metaphorical hats, Andre, has been volunteering with the organising committee this year. Here, he introduces a night of film celebrating black LGBTQ experience...

 

World Sexual Health: Argentina

We've written recently on the difficult times facing sexual health services in the UK. In some parts of the world, inadequate sexual and reproductive health services already put many people at risk from late diagnoses, to dangerous illegal procedures. The first in our new series on sexual health around the world, by Dr Verity Sullivan, takes a look at Argentinian provision and presents a strong case to protect what we've got...

FPA on Sexual Health Week and STIs in the 21st century

This week is Sexual Health Week, a campaign which we're supporting for our second year. This year we've invited the campaign founder, sexual health charity, FPA, to explain a bit more about this year's theme and their new research, which shows why Sexual Health Week is still needed to start national conversations on safe and pleasurable sex...

Why National Fitness Day is good for your sex life

Next Wednesday 7 September is National Fitness Day. This isn’t going to be huge news to you, but participating in fitness activities has heaps of mental and physical benefits. One of these myriad benefits is a better sex life. Today we take a look at why this is and bring you some of the best National Fitness Day free activities in the areas our service is available.

Anal Sex: Reader's Advice

This week’s blog is a treat for you all - an overdue foray into the exciting world of anal sex. We decided to look to you, our wonderful readers, for some insight on backdoor lovin’. We fired off a text to pretty much everyone in our contacts list to see if they had any advice or helpful anecdotes. This is what they came up with...