Mel B has confessed she has invited dates to accompany her to the sexual health clinic to get tested for STDs together.
Mel, 44, said: “I do think it’s important to have that conversation before you have sex with them. I’ve done it. You’d be surprised if it’s just part of the conversation how willing and able that conversation’s outcome ends up being.
“I’ve been out on the however-many date, and I can see it’s heading down that area, and I’ve gone, ‘Let’s go to the clinic together and get it done’.”
And Scary Spice admitted she carries condoms in her bag when she goes out to ensure she is always practising safe sex.
She said: “I’m single, I always have condoms in my bag. Not in my immediate backpack but I will have them if I know I’m going to be going somewhere.”
Mel is mother to three daughters - 20-year-old Phoenix from her marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar, 12-year-old Angel whose father is actor Eddie Murphy and eight-year-old Madison from her marriage to Stephen Belafonte.
She recently admitted on her podcast, which she hosts with dating app Badoo, that she had had a “cringey” chat about safe sex with Phoenix which left her daughter terrified.
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Mel revealed: "When Phoenix was about 16, I was like, we need to sit down and have a word about safe sex and contraception, and she was like what? And I think all her other friends had never even had that conversation with their mothers. I'm so glad, as cringey as it was, I was very to the point, I told her about boys' intentions, or the main intentions of boys at that age. We spoke about contraception thoroughly, about condoms, what happens when you don't use a condom, which I think terrified her to her core."
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