Sexual Health

Competition over, the monkey business starts

The Oh-oh-oh-Ohhhlympics is in full swing in the Athletes' Village if you are to believe the tabloids.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Sex and the TeenAider

Here's the good news - Hong Kong's HIV infection rate is relatively low compared with those in other parts of the world.

But teenagers are still being infected through sexual contact, and they needn't be if they were better informed and had someone to talk to, says Aids Concern, a local charity.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Men wake up to need for care; doctors lacking

Demand for doctors specialising in men's health is surging and the supply lags well behind the mainland's ever-growing needs, experts warned last week.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

At the very least, you want to know if your condom is real

Some 700,000 ultra-thin condoms disappeared on their way from Malaysia to Japan last week. Sagami Rubber Industries found a container empty and its locks replaced when it arrived in Tokyo. A Malaysian police spokesman said: 'We take the matter of the missing condoms very seriously.'

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Group battles mindset over use of condoms

The incentive to use a condom is lower when people are in a relationship or married to their sex partner, a survey shows.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Priest who stole condoms bound over

A priest who took a pack of condoms without paying was placed on a good-behaviour bond yesterday in Fanling Court. Stephen Leung Wing-seen, who took the condoms, worth HK$115.90, from a Mannings store in a Tai Po shopping mall on June 14 after paying for other items, was bound over in the sum of HK$2,000 for one year. He said he had absent-mindedly taken the condoms.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Condom lawsuit may affect trademark policy

A failed attempt to register 'NAKED' as a trademark for condoms has led to another court hearing that could affect government policy on how trademarks are registered.

22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Condoms that look good enough to eat

Many people go in thinking it's a candy store. They are quickly disabused.

Condomania, the city's first from the worldwide chain, sells specially designed condoms as novelty items. The brightly coloured contraception packs do look like candies, so co-owner Dawson Ho and his partners only have themselves to blame.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Selling unregistered drugs may lead to tougher penalties

Crackdown urged after virility pills cause illness

The government will consider increasing the penalties for the sale of unregistered drugs, a senior health official said.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Man dies after taking impotence drug

A 62-year-old man died after taking a male impotence treatment he obtained on the mainland, the Health Department said yesterday. The man collapsed in Shenzhen last Saturday and was subsequently admitted to North District Hospital, where he died on Monday. Tests revealed he had taken pills containing sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, and glibenclamide, a diabetes drug.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Seven in 10 students don't carry condoms

More than seven out of 10 sexually active tertiary students don't carry condoms, a Chinese University Student Press and Sex Society survey has found. 'Condoms were not available' was the most common reason given for why they did not use them when having sex. Efforts to promote safer sex were not adequate, the study found.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Volunteers face a testing time

Condom maker Durex is asking volunteers to test its products. For your pleasure, you will be provided with three different types of condoms, a vibrating ring - don't ask me how it works - and a lubricant that heats up on contact. You and your partner probably need to fill in a questionnaire afterwards.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Beware hair bands made with condoms

Be careful if you want to buy hair bands on the mainland: hair bands made of condoms have been found in Dongguan and Guangzhou, according to a mainland media report.

A young woman surnamed Chen received a pack of hair bands after she had her hair done at a salon in Dongguan last month, Guangzhou-based New Express Daily reported yesterday.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Going undercovers

It's not often that you walk into a doctors' surgery and feel as if you've just entered a spa. Such is the decor at a Central clinic where a Balinese teak effect, silk curtains and double-glazed sliding glass doors have replaced the sterile white walls, stainless steel finishes and fluorescent lights typical of Hong Kong medical practices.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Medi Watch

Risks of flopping on the couch

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am