Boots presents Taboo Talk

We ask the taboo health and wellbeing questions so you don’t have to.   Taboo Talk is a brand new podcast series by Boots hosted by Vogue Williams that cuts through the jargon to provide real health and wellbeing advice in an accessible and en...

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  • 7. Self-Pleasure: with Ruby Rare and Nelly London

    This episode is all about self-pleasure as a form of self-love. With help from sexpert Ruby Rare and and body acceptance influencer Nelly London we cover everything from the new “smart” sex toys (that can measure sexual pleasure and/or be operated remotely) to classic vibrators (both as masturbation tools and relationship toys), as well as empowering you to feel free to love yourself with no judgement or shame with help from. Please do remember to clean your sex toys properly both before and after using them, and that STIs can be transmitted via shared sex toys. You can avoid STIs by covering penetrative sex toys, such as vibrators, with a new condom each time they’re used, not sharing sex toys and having a different set of sex toys for each partner.*Report mentioned in intro from Flo Health. Use code SWB10 to save 10% across selected sexual wellbeing**Online only. Excludes bundles and medicines. Subject to availability. 14th – 27th Feb.RESOURCES Boots Health Hub Sexual Health: Online Doctor: Online Doctor testing:

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  • 6. Heartaches & Breaks: with Una Healy and Faye Winter

    The pain is real. Heartbreak is a universal human experience that can affect us all at some stage in life, yet it often carries a shroud of stigma, stereotypes, and taboos that prevent open and honest conversations. We get up close and personal with two amazing guests who share their raw and unfiltered stories and have suffered the pain of a broken heart and emerged stronger on the other side. Together we dismantle the barriers that keep us from understanding and supporting one another through love's tumultuous journey. If you are struggling with your physical or mental wellbeing, please seek help from your GP.RESOURCESBoots Health Hub: Support Room Therapy: Boots Online Doctor: 
  • 5. Neurodiversity: with Christine McGuinness, Tommy Mallet and Louise Hilliar

    As more and more people are identifying themselves as being neurodivergent, we ask what this actually means. We’re joined by a neurodivergent expert who answers your most common questions and two amazing guests who share their own experiences. From the challenges they faced growing up, being diagnosed, how to manage it and why they are on a mission to change the negative conversations around neurodiversity. RESOURCESThe Brain Charity: Boots Online Doctor Mental Health Support: Support Room Therapy:
  • 4. Dad diaries: with Ollie Locke and James Bye

    Becoming a new dad is a life-altering experience filled with joy, challenges, and a whole lot of learning. We delve into the unique journey of fatherhood with two newly-dads and explore the triumphs and tribulations that come with it. Whether you're about to embark on this adventure or have been a dad for years, join us as we share heart-warming stories and practical tips to help you thrive on your own dad journey. If you are struggling with your mental health or postpartum depression, do please seek help from your GP. RESOURCESBoots Health Hub: Support Room Therapy: Boots Health Hub Caring for a Newborn: Parenting Club:
  • 3. Living with Diabetes: with Amelia Lily, Marcel Somerville and Natasha Marsland

    Living with diabetes is a journey filled with unique challenges, daily decisions, and a profound impact on one's life. Join us as we dive deep into the world of diabetes, sharing personal stories and practical advice to empower and educate anyone living with diabetes. Whether you're newly diagnosed, a seasoned warrior, someone who cares for a loved one with diabetes, or you just want to educate yourself about this growing health concern, our special guests offer a helping hand on this shared journey towards a healthier, happier life.If you are concerned you may have diabetes or are experiencing symptoms, seek medical advice from your GP.Boots Online Doctor offer a range of home test kits* including a HbA1c test which is suitable for adults aged 30 years and over and can help you understand your risk of type 2 diabetes. If you already have type 2 diabetes it can help you understand how well you are controlling your blood sugar. You can get 20% off by using our code TABOO20.*Access to treatment is subject to an online consultation with a clinician to assess suitability. Subject to test kit availability. Charges apply. This offer is exclusive for Boots Online Doctor HBa1C Test Kit Service and cannot be used in-store or on Valid from 17th January 2024 to 24th January 2024. Channel Islands exclusions apply. You must be registered with Boots Online Doctor and logged in when placing your order. Simply enter the promotional code TABOO20 at the checkout to redeem this offer.RESOURCESBoots Health Hub Diabetes: Online Doctor Diabetes test: Diabetes UK Stats: Lily Diabetes UK article: UK Type 2 and Ethnicity:,others%20that%20you%20can%27t
  • 2. Coming out: with Chelcee Grimes and Duncan James

    In this episode we delve into the topic personal identity and acceptance: coming out. We’re joined by two fabulous guests who share their deeply personal journeys and how they summoned the courage to reveal their authentic selves, and we'll also confront the stigmas and stereotypes that too often cast a shadow on this significant milestone. Join us, as we shed light on the triumphs, challenges, and, ultimately, the power of embracing one's true self. RESOURCESBoots Health Hub: Support Room Therapy:
  • 1. Sober curious: The booze-free experience with Scott Thomas, Millie Gooch and Spencer Matthews

    Are you sober curious or want to go teetotal? With the help of three inspiring sober-influencers we investigate why more people than ever are becoming ‘sober curious’ and the positive health benefits it has on you physically, mentally while discussing the impact going sober has within your social circles. And most of all, how do you challenge temptation and lead a happy lifestyle without the booze? We present you a sober life survival guide. Please do note that alcohol addiction can be a serious medical issue, if you are concerned please seek help from your GP before embarking on any treatment.RESOURCES Boots Health Hub: Support Room Therapy: