In the world of STDs, there are a few big names that pretty much everyone is aware of. Then there are the lesser-known diseases that are still able to cause significant problems for those who contract them. And despite their lack of notoriety, they tend to be more common than those with better name recognition.…

Read More

In the world of sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual health in general, there is a lot of misinformation. The less experienced you are, the more likely it is that there will be some gaps in your knowledge. As a result, many people who have yet to have sex wonder if it is possible for them…

Read More

General knowledge about HIV has greatly improved over the decades since it was first discovered. While we have left behind the days of medical staff refusing to treat HIV and AIDS patients out of fear and most people understand the basics of the disease, there is a lot that the average person does not know.…

Read More

With dating apps have come the rise of hookup culture, with the rise of hookup culture has come a significant increase in STDs. In fact, they are now at an all-time high. While experts are positing a number of potential solutions to this issue, from more accessible testing to special STD-free badges on dating apps,…

Read More

Condoms are one of the cheapest, most easy to access forms of birth control, and as a barrier method, one of the only options for preventing both pregnancy and STDs. However, not everyone is excited about using them. In most cases, hesitation regarding condom use comes down to common misconceptions that need to be debunked.…

Read More

Once you and your partner decide to have sex, it is time to talk about STDs. The thought of this can make a lot of people feel nervous—STDs are not exactly a sexy topic, and there can be concern that bringing them up will chase a partner off. However, if you take the right approach,…

Read More

FAQs About Herpes: Herpes, like most STDs, is misunderstood by many. Because we tend not to talk about it, there is a lot of room for misinformation to spread. To help, here are some frequently asked questions about herpes and the answers you need to know. What Is Herpes? Herpes refers to two versions of…

Read More

In our society, there is still a significant amount of stigma surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. As such, contracting one can feel devastating, especially if it is one that cannot be cured. However, there are ways of coping with an STD diagnosis that will help people get past the shame and live their best life. First,…

Read More

STDs and Dating Apps: Could Tinder, Grindr, and the Like Do Better? For decades, the transmission rates for most sexually transmitted diseases were on a decline thanks to greater public awareness and sex education programs. Then, in 2016, the CDC found that STD transmission rates were suddenly approaching an all-time high. Public awareness had not…

Read More