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Why Boomers Need A Refresher Course In Safe Sex

High50 | Posted 07.13.2014 | 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.

Anna Almendrala

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...

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 07.23.2014 | Gay 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 09.21.2013 | Gay 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 04.16.2013 | Gay 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 08.26.2012 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Why Planned Parenthood Matters for American Schools

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

On any given day, there are between one and three mothers in my classroom. Those young women, doe-eyed and green, are my students.

E-Cards For STDs Now Wildly Popular

CNN | Madison Park | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Breaking up over e-mail is a social no-no. But sending an e-card telling someone to get tested for STDs may be a public health courtesy. A California...