Looking after women's health

Although not something we find easy to talk about, looking after your intimate health is an important part of our overall health. From knowing what contraceptive is right for you, avoiding sexual transmitted infections and helping you with your period and menopause, we’ve put together our guide to all you need to know about women’s health.

What contraceptive is right for you?

From the contraceptive pill, to implants or an IUD there are a lot of options, so it can be difficult to know which one would be best for you. The contraceptive pill is one of the main contraceptives you might have heard of. The combined pill contains the hormones, oestrogen and progesterone and stops your body from releasing an egg each month.

There are a few other types of the pill as well as contraceptive patches and rings that you may want to think about as well. You can speak to your GP about which type of contraceptive will suit you and your lifestyle or visit your local GUM clinic. Also, you can get some contraceptives from our Online Doctor service, if you would rather have your consultation online and then order your contraception online. For more information click here.

How to delay your period

There are times when you might want to delay your period, whether that’s for a special event, your holiday, or wedding. Our Online Doctor service can prescribe you Norethisterone, which needs to be stated 3 days before your expected period and can delay your period for up to 17 days. You can order online with a confidential consultation and collect in store or have it discreetly delivered to your home.

Having safe sex

If you’re using a contraceptive options, such as the contraceptive pill, these won’t protect your from STIs. It’s best to use a condom when having sex, to help protect you and your partner against STIs as well as preventing pregnancy.

Even with out best intentions, we can’t always be prepared for any outcome. If you’ve had unprotected sex or had issues with the condom you used we can help. You can get the morning after pill at your local LloydsPharmacy, and our health care team can offer you advice and support if you need someone to talk to.

Most STIs don’t have obvious symptoms, so if you’ve had unprotected sex or sexual contact with a partner it’s best to get tested. This can help put your mind at ease, and if any treatments are needed you can start them sooner. Our Online Doctor Service offers discreet and confidential advice, tests, and treatments for a range of STIs.

For more information on women’s health and safe sex, check out our blog.

Take charge of your sex life

Sex can be an important part of a relationship. Part of this is being open and honest with yourself or your partner as to what you want. This could be that you want to experiment with something new, whether that’s a new technique, a lubricant or a sex toy. We have a range of different Lovehoney products online that you could try today.

For more information and advice on women’s health, come in store and speak to a member of our healthcare team. Or, go online and have an assessment through our Online Doctor service.