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

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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.

5 STDs You Should Worry About More Than Ebola

Em & Lo | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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.

1.8 Million People In The U.S. Have This STD

Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones STDs often come with unpleasant symptoms, but when infections don't come with visible symptoms, many patients are left unaware....

ADHD and Sex: An Interview with Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

As in any other relationship, it's important to be able to talk openly and honestly about sexual desires and concerns. However, in order to be able to have good conversations in bed, you have to be having good conversations outside of bed, too -- and not just about sex, but about all the other parts of the relationship.

'Hula' STD Info App To Keep Name Despite Petition

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 03.26.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The founder of a sexually transmitted disease information app called "Hula" said he doesn't plan to change the name despite an onlin...

Hawaiians Protest Name Of 'Hula,' The STD Info App

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The founder of a sexually transmitted disease information app called "Hula" says he doesn't plan to change the name but now understa...

Positive Statuses and Challenges From a Dating Perspective

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

In a world that is obsessed with fitness, six-pack-abs, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, there is something more imperative that's been taking a ...

Shocking Number Of Grindr Users Have Never Been Tested For HIV/AIDS, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A survey released by the Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training in mid-September found that 10 percent of men on the gay hookup app Grindr have...

This STD Could Become Immune To Antibiotics

Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Sexually transmitted diseases are always dangerous, but strains of the infections that can mutate and become resistant to drugs are making treatment m...

You Have to Be Really Stupid to Stir Up This Hornet's Nest: Pro-choice Women in Texas Angry as Hell

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.

When It Comes To STD Lawsuits, Porn Star Is Just The Beginning

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 10.14.2013 | Los Angeles

The prosecution of an adult film actor who was sentenced to jail last week for exposing two co-stars to syphilis is rare both within the porn industry...

David Lohr

Hospital Patient Sexually Assaulted, Urinated On

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

Police in New York say an apparently disturbed 49-year-old man molested and urinated on a patient at Harlem Hospital. Tyrone Brown was being treate...

STDs: Don't Put Your Sexual Health in Jeopardy

Deborah Arrindell | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Arrindell

Trichomoniasis, or "Trich," is the most common, curable STD in the United States, yet a recent survey by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) found that only one in five women are familiar with it.

Itching and Burning and Bumps, Oh My! A Guide to Vaginal Issues

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

Women are bound to experience issues "down there" from time to time. It's perfectly normal! See your doctor with any concerns you may have, and remember that vaginal issues are nothing to be embarrassed about.

Cara Santa Maria

The Strange History Of The Condom

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.08.2012 | Science

The condom protects us from infection and unwanted pregnancy, and it has reshaped the history of sex across the world. Studying its strange past can t...

PHOTOS: STD Cupcakes Not For The Squeamish

Posted 10.24.2012 | Home

HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts and other sexually transmitted diseases adorn a set of specially prepared -- and painstakingly anatomically co...

The Porn Industry May Be Facing A Syphilis Outbreak

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine,...

August 1: Women's Health Care Package Implementation Is Cause for Celebration and Caution

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The new package of care for women without extra out-of-pocket cost represents a huge step forward. But the ongoing, relentless campaign against health care reform continues unabated.

Surprising Sex Ed Survey Has Some Experts Calling For Changes

Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/05/2012 01:31 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Schools have made little progress in recent years in teachin...

How I Live With An STD

Posted 02.09.2012 | Women

Anonymous | The Daily Muse From the time I received the first call notifying me of my abnormal Pap smear results until the day the doctor confir...

The Real Impact of Silence on Women's Health

Tanya Abreu | Posted 04.03.2012 | Women
Tanya Abreu

Together we can eradicate suffering in silence, the shame about our bodies that prevents us from getting the care we need, and the senseless deaths of women waiting too long in silence.

Boy Sues School Paper For Using His Photo In STD Story

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

Kenneth Clements, a former student at Ronald Reagan High School in Miami, Fl., claims the school paper, the Reagan Advocate, used his photo without hi...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Sex Education: Does Abstinence-Only Education Really Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

2011-11-18-djfkdjfkjioejfkdkjiejie.jpgScience illuminates sexuality. And that is why it is so important that we learn about our bodies at an early age.

WATCH: Former Porn Actress Pleads For Condom Use In Films

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- If a health advocacy group gets enough petition signatures, Los Angeles residents could be asked to vote on whether porn producers must...

Catherine Pearson

A Sex Parasite Most Common In Women Over 40?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living

A sex parasite that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections is nearly twice as prevalent in women 50 and older, according to new...