30 episodes

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 entertaining way. Each episode will focus on one aspect of physical or mental health, providing personal insights as well as expert takeaways. Taboo Talk won’t shy away from tackling the more awkward, embarrassing or serious parts of everyday life.

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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 entertaining way. Each episode will focus on one aspect of physical or mental health, providing personal insights as well as expert takeaways. Taboo Talk won’t shy away from tackling the more awkward, embarrassing or serious parts of everyday life.

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    Taboo Talk Series Three: The Best Bits

    Taboo Talk Series Three: The Best Bits

    Relive the most hilarious, shocking, gasp-inducing, and tearful moments from the pod’s award-winning third series. From moving insights into postnatal depression and candid recollections of losing one’s virginity, to living with sun damage and navigating the journey to body acceptance – this recap serves as a great reminder of how Taboo Talk pushes boundaries, breaks barriers and smashes stigmas. Featuring Luisa Zissman, Anna Williamson, Deborah Meaden, Iskra Lawrence, Anna Richardson, Dr Dawn Harper, Russell Kane and Desiree Burch, series three proved that when it comes to health and wellness, nothing should be taboo. Listeners will also get a sneak preview of series four.
    GENERAL RESOURCES
    The Boots Health Hub: boots.com/healthhub
    Samaritans: call 116 123
    Shout text helpline: text 85258
    PRE- AND POSTNATAL DEPRESSION RESOURCES
    SupportRoom (mental health support) from Boots Health Hub: supportroom.com/boots
    onlinedoctor.boots.com
    nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/post-natal-depression
    nhs.uk/pregnancy/keeping-well/mental-health/
    england.nhs.uk/mental-health/perinatal/
    SUN DAMAGE RESOURCES
    boots.com/macmillan/boots-macmillan-information-pharmacist
    boots.com/health-pharmacy-advice/skin-services/mole-scanning-service
    macmillan.org.uk and 0808 808 0000
    nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/sunscreen-and-sun-safety
    cuh.nhs.uk/patient-information/care-for-skin-with-sun-damage-and-after-treatment-for-a-skin-
    cancer-or-pre-cancer
    nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d
    boots.com/brands/brands-s/soltan/soltan-our-sun-safety-partnership
    ACNE AND SKINCARE & RESOURCES
    onlinedoctor.boots.com/acne-treatment
    boots.com/skin-services/skin-scanning-service
    nhs.uk/conditions/acne
    nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/skin-hair-and-nails
    anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
    BODY ACCEPTANCE RESOURCES
    thebodyimagetreatmentclinic.co.uk/about-us
    nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/behaviours/eating-disorders
    eating-disorders.org.uk
    nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/body-dysmorphia/
    anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
    THE VULVA BIBLE RESOURCES
    onlinedoctor.boots.com/womens-health
    icash.nhs.uk/docs/default-source/default-document-
    library/so_what_is_a_vulva_anyway_final_booklet.pdf
    nhs.uk/conditions/vaginal-discharge
    boots.mymenopausecentre.com
    LOSING YOUR VIRGINITY RESOURCES
    boots.com/health/sexual-health-advice
    onlinedoctor.boots.com/sexual-health
    nhs.uk/common-health-questions/sexual-health/
    devonsexualhealth.nhs.uk/sex-relationships/are-you-ready-for-sex
    .nhs.uk/conditions/contraception
    sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk/health-for-young-people/sexual-health/about-sex
    MENOPAUSE BONUS EPISODE RESOURCES
    boots.com/health-pharmacy/womenshealth/menopause-support
    onlinedoctor.boots.com/HRT-treatment-online
    nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/symptoms
    boots.mymenopausecentre.com

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    • 32 min
    Deafness as a superpower: living with hearing loss, featuring Kaye Adams and Tasha Ghouri

    Deafness as a superpower: living with hearing loss, featuring Kaye Adams and Tasha Ghouri

    This episode delves into the reality of hearing loss and deafness with Loose Women’s Kaye Adams and Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri. Kaye was recently told she would need hearing aids in both ears after gradually losing her hearing, while Tasha has been deaf since birth and has a cochlear implant in her right ear. Here, they chat with Vogue about their specific diagnoses, the impact it has had on their lives, how they have overcome any stigma, and
    how talking about their experiences has helped both themselves and the community. This episode was live-signed by a qualified British Sign Language interpreter during recording with the video available to watch on the Boots YouTube channel, boots.com and bootshearingcare.com.
    RESOURCES
    www.bootshearingcare.com: Boots offers a free hearing-health check and information on available aids and implants at over 400 stores in the UK and Ireland. With approximately one in six people unnecessarily enduring hearing loss at some point in their life, if you’re at all worried about it, please book an appointment via the website. T&Cs: Only at Boots Hearingcare stores for people aged 18+.
    NHS hearing loss information (www.nhs.uk/conditions/hearing-loss/)
    NHS hearing aids and implants information (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hearing-aids-and-implants/)

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    • 36 min
    Boots presents Taboo Talk [Series 4 Trailer]

    Boots presents Taboo Talk [Series 4 Trailer]

    We're delighted to announce that the FOURTH series of Boots presents Taboo Talk will be landing on your favourite podcast platform from 25th January 2023.
    With top guests – including Scarlett Moffatt, Steph McGovern, Pete Wicks, Kaye Adams, Tasha Ghouri, Simon Thomas, Jenna Robinson, Natalie Lee, and the Mac Twins – we’re going to be deep-diving into everything from premature births, imposter syndrome and IBS, to hearing loss, sex, and alopecia.
    Subscribe now on your favourite podcast platform to make sure you don’t miss it.

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    • 1 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Menopause, finding the funny in the hot flushes, featuring Shaparak Khorsandi, Sally Phillips and Andrea McLean

    BONUS EPISODE: Menopause, finding the funny in the hot flushes, featuring Shaparak Khorsandi, Sally Phillips and Andrea McLean

    To celebrate October being Menopause Awareness Month, Boots presents Taboo Talk hosted a one-off special featuring three incredible guests: Shaparak ‘Shappi’ Khorsandi, Sally Phillips and Andrea McLean. Together with Vogue, they discussed their own personal experiences of perimenopause and menopause, covering everything from night sweats, fatigue and forgetfulness, to gaining immense wisdom, buying a puppy and taking up whittling. Tune in to learn all about the signs, symptoms and ways to help manage them, as well as how to find support when you need it. It’s time to destigmatise this totally natural biological process – and have some laughs along the way. 
    RESOURCES 
    Boots has products, services and advice for over 40 menopause signs and symptoms. Visit our award winning Menopause support hub at boots.com/menopause-support. 
    Boots Online Doctor menopause and HRT treatment*
    Boots Online Doctor vaginal dryness treatment*
    *Access to prescription-only medicine is subject to an online consultation with a clinician to assess suitability. Subject to availability. Eligibility criteria and charges apply.
    PRODUCTS 
    Gina 10 Micrograms Vaginal Tablets (local oestrogen Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) without a prescription): contain estradiol to treat and relieve vaginal symptoms post menopause. Always read the label. Supply is subject to a suitability assessment and approval by a pharmacist. 
    Boots Skin:Edit range for menopausal skin 
    No7 Menopause Skincare range 

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    • 53 min
    Losing it: Is there a perfect way to lose your virginity?, featuring Russell Kane and Desiree Burch

    Losing it: Is there a perfect way to lose your virginity?, featuring Russell Kane and Desiree Burch

    Losing your virginity is a momentous moment in anyone’s life – a milestone, the importance of which is ramped up through pop culture, peer pressure, and historical, societal and religious connotations. Some people want it to be special, some want to get it over with, while others don’t know what all the fuss is about. In this episode, comedians Russell Kane and Desiree Burch will discuss their first times and what they wish they’d known. This no-holds-barred, hilarious conversation covers everything from navigating awkward encounters, contraception and the influence of porn, to establishing boundaries, being a virgin-dominatrix (yes, really) and whether it’s ever possible for someone’s first time to be a great experience. It promises to be an eventful ride (see what we did there?).
     
    RESOURCES:
     
    Boots Sexual Health Advice
    Boots Online Doctor Sexual Health Services
    Boots Health Hub
    NHS common sexual health questions
    NHS ‘Are you ready for sex?’
    NHS contraception guide
    Healthier Together: sex advice and information
     
    ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS:
    Boots Ultra-Safe Condoms 12 Pack            
    Boots Aloe Vera Moisturising Pleasure Lubricant
    Durex Thin-Feel Condoms 12 Pack
    Durex Extra-Safe Condoms 12 Pack
    Durex Play Water-Based Feel Lubricant Gel

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    • 53 min
    The Vulva Bible, featuring Anna Richardson and Dr Dawn Harper

    The Vulva Bible, featuring Anna Richardson and Dr Dawn Harper

    How often do we all discuss vulvas and vaginas? Answer: not nearly enough – a problem this episode hopes to rectify. What is and is not ‘normal’ when it comes to our genitals is a subject steeped in secrecy, leaving many too embarrassed to ask questions about which bits do what, what they’re called, and what they ‘should’ look like. In this episode, Vogue is joined by Naked Attraction host Anna Richardson and Embarrassing Bodies’ Dr Dawn Harper, for an open, honest and truly taboo-busting conversation about all things vulva – from the impact of waxing, types of menstrual products, excessive cleaning, and contraception, to vaginal thrush, painful sex, and changes in discharge. 
     
    RESOURCES:
    Boots Online Doctor: Women’s Health Services
    My Menopause Centre on Boots Health Hub
    NHS ‘So what is a vulva anyway?’ info pack
    NHS vagina and vulva information
    NHS vaginal discharge information
    NHS vaginal hygiene information
     
    SHOP INTIMATE HEALTH:
    Boots Dual Action Thrush & BV Pessaries        
    Boots Vaginal Moisturiser Gel 
    Canescool® Intimate Care Soothing Cream Gel
    Canestest® Self-Test for Vaginal Infections     


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    • 49 min

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