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Why This Woman Celebrates Her Herpes Diagnosis Every Year

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women

Ella Dawson has herpes, and she's not ashamed to tell you -- and the rest of the world -- all about it. In a TEDx Talk she gave in Connecticut in Apri...

How to Discuss Your Sexual History with a New Partner

Em & Lo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

We're not going to candy-coat it: The talk will be awkward as hell. Though not as awkward as a surprise case of herpes. Just don't make us pull out the cliche that if you're comfortable enough to get naked and grind with a new partner then you should be comfortable enough to talk with them.

New Study Says Monogamy Came About Because Our Ancestors Feared STIs

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Researchers at the University of Waterloo suggest that prehistoric people were just as worried about STIs as we are now, leading to more desire for monogamous relationships.

Teens Are Having Sex, But They're Not Being Tested

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV, according to a ne...

Dating Apps, Not Billboards, Are the Secret to Winning the War on STIs

Carl Sandler | Posted 10.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

Sex is never the real danger and neither are apps. Shame and ignorance are. Apps present an opportunity to change the way we have sex, and as soon as we learn to harness their incredible power, we'll all be a lot safer.

5 Reasons to Get Yourself Tested for STDs

Joan Malin | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy. Many sexually active young people may not realize that getting tested is part of basic preventive health care and can actually help improve their sex lives. Here are five things that young people should know about getting tested and STDs:

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...

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...

Why Boomers Need A Refresher Course In Safe Sex

High50 | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty

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.

Anna Almendrala

What You Need To Know Before You Meet Your Grindr Date | 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...

Woman Sues Hospital Employees For Allegedly Leaking STI Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women

A woman diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection is suing two Ohio hospital employees for allegedly leaking her medical records online in a Fac...

How's Your (Sexual) Health

Dana Van Gorder | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Van Gorder

Sexual health is about much more than avoiding the possible negative consequences that can come from sex; it is about overall well-being, about caring for ourselves and others.

Identifying As Sex Positive

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am a sex-positive feminist. That is how I choose to identify myself. This label highlights how I see the world and how I choose to interact with it. I've come to this association after years of struggling with my own sexual identity and history -- a long and torrid journey.

Getting Tested For An STD? There's An App For That.

| Dina Fine Maron | Posted 11.21.2013 | Women

“I can’t tonight, I have chlamydia.” With those words Miranda, a character on the racy television series Sex and the City, doused her partner’...

Travelling America to Open Conversation About Youth Sexual Health

Katelyn Bryant-Comstock | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Katelyn Bryant-Comstock

Each city we stopped in, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and Pittsburgh, I set off on foot, stopping people to ask them questions about how their friends talk about sex, and what they thought the barriers were to sexual health information and how we could change this.

Do Condom Distribution Programs Actually Discourage Safe Sex?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

I suggest an alternative: Shift the responsibility for safe sex to the individual. Gay health organizations need to redirect their efforts from stuffing condom packets into teaching responsibility, safety and fun.

What We Really Want On Valentine’s Day: Sex Education In Schools

Eric Kutscher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Kutscher

By passing the Real Education for Health Youth Act, we would ensure that Americans know their bodies, know their health and are empowered through comprehensive sexual education programs to make healthy and responsible decisions about sexual health.

WRAP IT UP! Report Reveals Disturbing Info On State STD Rates

Hannah Bricker | Posted 02.07.2013 | San Francisco

Despite state-wide efforts to combat the rise of sexually transmitted diseases, syphilis is on the rise in California. A new report from the Califo...

Guess Who Has More STDs: Porn Stars Or Prostitutes

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LA porn stars have significantly higher rates of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) than legal prostitutes in Nevada, according to a report publishe...

Am I Covered? 13 Things To Know About The New No Co-Pay Rule

Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

In theory, your health comes before everything else, and and there are few things more worth your money than the costs to maintain it. In theory. Befo...

Are You DDF?

Jayson Littman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jayson Littman

As a community, we need to be more aware of STIs. We should each make sure to have at least one close friend to talk to about our health record, and I certainly hope each and every one of us has a doctor with whom we are comfortable talking about our sexual experiences.

Need A Free Condom In NYC? There's An App For That

Posted 02.14.2012 | New York

It's not just Valentine's Day, New York. it's also National Condom Awareness Day (maybe we'll see the Condom Cupid today?) and the city's "Condom Find...

The Most Important Sex Advice For Post 50s

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2012 | Fifty

Yet another warning this week that post 50s are in denial about the need to practice safe sex. According to British researchers writing in the medical...

No Regrets? The Case For Condoms

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Recent sex survey results suggest it might be worth getting the creative minds behind these genius condom ads to do a PSA for condom use...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: The Science of Sex Education | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

What is the most effective way to educate young people about sex? What can we do to minimize unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Does abstinence-only education work? Some people think so.