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,…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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