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Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Test Everybody For Syphilis Before Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

If one Oklahoma lawmaker has his way, people with sexually transmitted diseases will not just be getting married in his state. Senate Bill 733, int...

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

Mississippi Burning: The Need for Comprehensive Sex Education

Jason Panda | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Jason Panda

If Mississippi is committed to change -- instead of being content with leading the nation in gonorrhea and chlamydia -- it will begin to change its sexual education policy and learn how to properly engage educators like Sanford Johnson.

The Surprising Reasons Why Some Spouses Sue Each Other

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 01.07.2015 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

Still, for spouses -- both wives and husbands -- who find themselves in situations where the wrongs that led to a broken marriage have crossed the line into wrongs that require legal action, filing a tort claim is a powerful way to feel like justice has been served.

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young people understand STD screening is a routine, essential part of taking care of themselves and protecting their future health.

Why Gay Men Make Great Hosts

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

As gay men have become more liberated--open about their sexuality and interested in exploring the extents of its expression--they have become increasingly at risk for infection.

Stop Rushing To Put On Your Condoms

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Rushing to put on a condom may lead to problems that raise the risk of sexually transmitted in...

5 STDs You Should Worry About More Than Ebola

Em & Lo | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Next time you sleep with someone new, think about asking them to discuss their sexual history -- when they were last tested, what STDs they have had or still have, if they always use condoms, etc.

Talking To Teens About Sex: Don't Forget the STD Story

Suzanne Clores | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

It's not particularly hard to understand why. While most parents are happy to share stories about victories or conflicts they encountered as a child, many believe their sex life is private, and not storytelling material.

#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

Finally, A Scrotal Condom For The Common Man

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.02.2014 | Weird News

This might be the best form of birth control to hit the market yet -- because nobody will have sex with you if you wear it. The Scroguard is essent...

The Awkward Truth About Having 'The Talk'

Suzanne Clores | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

Conscious parenting may sound like it's all apple cider vinegar and handmade socks, but facing good news and bad news with grace and mindful action doesn't always feel natural. In fact, parenting can get particularly awkward when it comes to addressing children's sexual behavior,

African-American Sisters Aging With HIV and Co-Morbidities

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

Imani* was 32 when she contracted HIV. Having watched many of her sister-friends die as a result of the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle ag...

Dr. Joseph Sonnabend and the Battlefield of AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Once HIV was established as the cause of AIDS, a new designation emerged for those who remained unyielding on this issue of etiology: AIDS denialism.

Mobilizing to Reduce Hepatitis C in the Black Community: July 25 Is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 09.21.2014 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

Hepatitis C infection is a major public health concern for people of all races. To help increase Hepatitis C awareness, testing and access to treatment for individuals infected with the virus, we recognize National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD) on Friday, July 25.

Why Boomers Need A Refresher Course In Safe Sex

High50 | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
High50

Educational campaigns have been aimed at the young and as a result 20 and 30-somethings know the rules: condoms for casual sex and full sexual health checks when they move on to exclusive relationships. However, many over-50s feel uneasy about visiting sexual health clinics, despite the fact that they forget about using condoms, because contraception is no longer an issue.

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What You Need To Know Before You Meet Your Grindr Date

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Smartphone social apps like Grindr, Scruff and Recon are associated with a greater risk for STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia among gay and bisexual m...

This Futuristic Condom Covers Just The Tip

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

Have you ever wondered, "Wouldn't sex be better if my penis had a helmet?" Yeah, neither have we. But one inventor is pitching just that as a way to h...

BB and Me: Close Calls

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I remember how skinny Charlie was when he took off his clothes to hop into Randy's hot tub. He'd clearly lost weight while he was sick, and his developing man-muscles were much more defined now. His small frame, with its taught skin and toned muscles, both alarmed me and titillated me.

This STD Has Had A Troubling Surge Among Gay And Bisexual Men

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Beasley ATLANTA, May 8 (Reuters) - Syphilis, a sexually transmitted venereal disease, is rising among gay and bisexual men af...

The U.S. Could Prevent A Lot Of Cancers If We Really Used The HPV Vaccine

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

The U.S. has a dismally low vaccination rate for human papillomavirus compared with other developed countries. Even though the vaccine is effective in...

Unconditional Love and PrEP

James Loduca | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Loduca

Progress isn't possible when shame is present. It's time for a more humane and loving approach. We must come together to foster compassionate dialogue grounded in scientific evidence about all of the available options to protect ourselves and take care of each other.

WATCH: The Worst Time For A Surprise Party? When You're Watching Gay Porn...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though getting tested for HIV may be a daunting experience for many people, a new ad campaign wants you to know that it's nothing compared to som...

Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

'I Got 99 Problems And Herpes Is Only One'

Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When writer and comedienne Jennifer Lemons was informed she had herpes, "it felt like a huge deal." Today, the future looks much brighter. "Ther...