At Marie Stopes, we understand that many people avoid getting an HIV test because they are afraid of the result. There’s no need to be afraid; get tested and know your status. HIV is preventable, and you can reduce your risk by knowing your status. Early detection means early treatment and better outcomes. In this article, we explain the different methods of HIV testing.
You may have heard about ‘female Viagra’; Flibanserin (sold under the trade name, Addyi) is an FDA-approved ‘Viagra-like’ drug prescribed for the treatment of female sexual interest/arousal disorder (FSIAD) in premenopausal women. If you think you may be suffering from this arousal disorder, you can visit one of Marie Stopes South Africa’s women’s wellness clinics where tests can be run to see if there may be an underlying cause.
The holiday season is finally here. For the majority of us, the office is closed and work-life goes on the back-burner. This is the perfect time for you and your partner to take some time and re-ignite your sex life by trying these intimate sex positions.
Although it may seem like the lines can blur between consensual sex and rape, the difference is actually very simple. Consensual sex is sex that all parties involved in agree to, both prior to the sexual activity and throughout it. Rape happens when someone involved in the sexual activity does not agree to it, and is doing it against their will, and/or because they feel forced or coerced into it.… Read More
Does size matter? Turns out, it depends on who you ask… and what you do with what you’ve got!… Read More
It may be one of the more difficult conversations you’ll have in your life, but covering the topic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with your partner – especially if you have one – is critical.
Firstly, stay calm. These days, up to 50% of people will be affected by an STI at some point in their lives. Combine that with advances in medicine and greater open-mindedness in general, and it’s possible that your partner will take the news better than you expect. In fact, she or he may have one too, or may have had one in the past. … Read More
Being able to talk about the fact that you’ve been a victim of sexual assault is an important step towards recovery, and it’s also one of the most difficult. Whether you were raped or sexually assaulted in a different way, finding the courage to talk about it can take weeks, months or even years – there’s no set timeline for this. Some people never wish to share their story. That’s okay too. … Read More
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of self-loving from time to time – or all the time, if that’s what you love! If you’re bored with your usual routine or want to maximise your big ‘O’, treat yourself to one of these hot new positions tonight.… Read More
If your guy struggles to last in bed, you’ll be relieved to know you’re not alone in your frustration: premature ejaculation is the most common sexual disorder in men under 40. … Read More
Ladies, it’s time to take control of your big O! These women’s wellness tips will help empower you to have stronger, more frequent and more satisfying climaxes, whether you’re playing with your partner or flying solo. … Read More
For a lot of folk, getting head is one of the best parts of sex. So as a dude, how can you go about getting the best blowjob of your life? Here are five tips to get you ahead of the game.… Read More
Seen someone hot online and want to go from sexting to actual sex? We have a few pointers.… Read More
There are so many myths about women and sex that it’s difficult to know where to start unravelling the truth from f(r)iction. Here, we’re tackling four that are still widely believed, even today when gender equality rules.… Read More
Virginity is valued differently by different people. For you, it might be about sharing your first sexual experience with someone you care about. It may be about ‘getting it over with’, or maybe it’s not a big deal to you.… Read More
You may have heard a lot about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but how much of what you’ve been told is fact – and how much fiction?… Read More
Loads of us were raised to believe that masturbation is bad. Even though it feels so good, doing it leaves you ridden with guilt and shame. Sound familiar? Well, we’re here to give you some great news: not only is masturbation totally okay, but it’s actually good for you – just like safe sex is good for you too.… Read More
How good are you at sex? … Read More