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20 December 2016

Taking care of your sexual health is an important part of having a fun, exciting and fulfilling sex life. According to a survey by fertility awareness app Kindara, 44% of men and 30% of women have never been tested for an STI, which is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your partner. Although there have been amazing advancements in sexual health, particularly around testing and treatment, education remains important if we are to protect ourselves and our partners...

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22 November 2016

Despite the incredible breakthroughs in treatment, education and testing for HIV, there are still huge numbers of people affected in the UK. Worrying statistics demonstrate that certain demographics of the UK’s population still struggle with HIV, with significant numbers contracting, or at risk of contracting, the infection every year. Unfortunately, there is still a worrying attitude towards HIV commonplace amongst the at-risk demographics in the UK, who believe that the chance of contracting...

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18 September 2016

Weird and Wonderful Facts About Your Penis!
Garden hose, writer in snow, winner of the literal pissing content, we all have a special bond with our penis! Ever since we were running round as toddlers with no pants on and our mums told us to stop touching it, we have been obsessed with our penises. Whether you love to widely socialise him, always introduce him to people at parties, or keep that snake well inside your trousers, it’s likely he’s one of your favourite companions wherever you go. From when your first girlfriend first...

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16 September 2016

The Best and Worst Places to Keep Your Condoms
Ah the trusted wallet condom, the cloak of invincibility tucked away between your Starbucks loyalty card and an old train ticket. The beacon of hope that things might take a surprising turn during a routine night at the pub, guaranteeing your protection should you strike lucky and take home the sexy bartender you’ve been eyeing up over the months. The constant companion which has been with you through thick and thin since you were 15 and your ol’ dad thought...

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01 July 2016

Rio Sets New Record for Number of Condoms Distributed
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games aren’t due to commence until 5 th August, but a new record has already been set – for the number of free condoms to be given out to athletes. Officials will be distributing 450,000 condoms to the 10,500 competing athletes expected to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil later this summer. That works out at an average of 42 condoms per athlete – a threefold increase over the number of condoms that were given out at the London...

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30 June 2016

What to do if the condom splits
We all know the importance of practicing safe sex. Condoms are 98% effective for preventing unplanned pregnancy, and one of the only forms of contraception that prevents the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). But accidents can happen. In moments of passion, condoms can split. Although it’s a very rare occurrence, it can be alarming to discover that a condom has broken while you were having sex. A broken condom puts you both at risk of STIs, and if you’re a woman,...

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02 June 2016

Differences between Home Sampling and HIV Testing
Here at the Freedoms Shop we are often asked what the difference is between our HIV Home Sampling Kit and our HIV Self-Testing Kit . Before home kits were offered for sale, the way to get tested for HIV was to go along to a clinic and have a medical practitioner take a blood sample. Now we offer two types of kit that allow you to perform a HIV test yourself. ...

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31 May 2016

Weird Sex Laws Around the World
It’s difficult to imagine that, until just two years ago, you could be arrested for carrying condoms in New York City. Up until May 2014, having 4 or more condoms was considered by the NYC police to be evidence of prostitution and could land you jail time. This is just one of a host of silly laws and regulations relating to sex that we’ve dug up from around the world – here are a few more to make you giggle, gasp or simply shake your head in despair: Cheating on...

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24 May 2016

Can I Have Sex All Through My Pregnancy?
If you’ve had an uncomplicated pregnancy, it’s completely safe to have sex right up until your baby is due. The amniotic sac surrounding your baby is full of fluid that cushions your baby from harm. Your cervix is also sealed by a thick plug of mucus which protects your baby from infection. When to Avoid Sex in Pregnancy If you have had heavy bleeding during your pregnancy, your doctor or midwife may advise you to avoid sex altogether. The bleeding may be caused by a...

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26 February 2016

What condom size do you require?
Condoms come in all sizes, shapes, colours and scents, helping ensure that all penises are protected from the spread of STIs and reducing the risk of pregnancy. However, this can make it difficult for first-time buyers to immediately figure out which condom offers the best fit and the best protection. To reduce the risk of buying the wrong condoms, we have put together this helpful infographic guide to simplify the process of identifying the right size rubber. Additionally, we have compiled...

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29 January 2016

10 New Year’s Resolutions for a Great Sex Life in 2016
There’s absolutely no reason why New Year’s resolutions shouldn’t be fun. Why should you resolve to go to the gym more, or stick to a boring diet, when you could be promising to improve your sex life? Here we run through 10 resolutions which will help you have a great sex life in 2016 (perfect for replacing those resolutions you’ll be struggling to keep one week into the New Year). Be a Little Braver Scared your partner will think you a little perv if you make a...

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05 January 2016

Twelve Durex Drumming
Providing 1 billion condoms to the market each year, Durex remain perhaps the best known brand for condoms. It’s not surprising that they account for a quarter of all the condoms sold in the world! // You can find seven Durex products here at Freedoms Shop, including Durex Tingle Me Condoms . These are made with a cool spearmint-flavoured lube on either side of the condom to generate a tingle sensation for both of you. Did you know condom...

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04 January 2016

Eleven Kings Piping
With more wiggle room both across the width and the length than any other latex condom , Pasante King Size are the largest available. // At 69mm wide and 200mm long, these condoms are transparent, with non-spermicidal lubricant and a teat-ended, straight shape. They are 100% electronically tested, and are Kite and CE marked to ensure highest standards of safety. If condoms roll back, split or just feel too tight when you use them it might mean...

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03 January 2016

Ten Lubes a Leaping
Lubricants can transform your sex life! While it is a must for anal sex it is also a fantastic addition to vaginal and oral sex. All of our lubes come from brands we know and trust, ensuring safe sex is pleasurable and enjoyable for everyone involved. // Many women of all ages experience vaginal dryness - don’t be embarrassed! Vaginal secretions vary from woman to woman, young and old due to the hormonal changes that accompany contraception, pregnancy and breastfeeding...

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02 January 2016

At Freedoms Shop think it’s important to offer condoms in an extensive selection of sizes and flavours with a range of different pleasure-enhancing features, and we can help you find the perfect condom for your preference, taste and size. We offer the option of buying in bulk to save you more money per unit. These Pasante Flavours , available in packs of 144, work out at just 12p each! // Having 144 condoms means you will never need to be short...

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01 January 2016

Eight Glow a Milking
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens newly released in the cinemas who wouldn’t want the chance to recreate the scenes with their very own lightsaber? // These glow-in-the-dark condoms really do glow! For the best effects put the condom in a bright light (either in the foil or while you are wearing it) and after 30 seconds you will get around 15 minutes of glow. It is recommended to use an additional lubricant with these condoms. Our range can be found...

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31 December 2015

Seven Skyns a Swimming
We get such amazing feedback from customers about Mates Skyn condoms . This is largely due to their thinness, just 15 microns. This gives great sensitivity but of course does not compromise on strength. // They are also a great value non-latex condom. As they are made from Polyisoprene, anyone with a latex sensitivity can relax knowing that this will not cause a reaction. TIP: Historically, non-latex condoms are usually considered safe to use with...

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30 December 2015

Six Trim a Laying
The best condom is the condom that fits correctly, and for some a smaller condom that fits more tightly or snugly is the best option. Smaller than a regular condom, Pasante Trim offers a narrower fit or more sensation. It’s made from high quality natural rubber and as an added bonus is also suitable for Vegans! // Specifications: Nominal Width 49mm, Length 180mm, thickness 70microns. Transparent, Non spermicidal lubricant and teat ended, straight...

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29 December 2015

Five Cock Rings
Beyonce’s beautiful sentiment: "If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it” certainly rings true today as we offer up a festive serving of cock rings. Built to provide pleasure for him and for her, cock rings jingle bells you didn’t even know were there. // Often the first sex toy that couples experiment with, cock rings can help to get the blood and pulses pumping. RT any of our Tweets featuring today’s Vine for the...

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28 December 2015

Four Dental Dams
Did you see 50 Cent getting his tongue bullet felt up by Julie Walters ? He didn’t seem to mind her examining the remains of bullet fragments in his mouth, he wouldn’t let her jump in without first using a tissue as protection! While it didn’t appear to any further than this, it goes to show you never know when you might need a dam . // When giving or receiving oral sex with a partner who is new to you, or you don’t know their sexual history, there is always...

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