STDs


Think you can’t get an STD? According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, STDs are one of the most common infectious diseases in the U.S. Read up on risks and how to protect yourself here.

Think you're on top of your safe sex game? Do you have a condom that you carry with you at all times, just in case? It may work as a lucky charm but make sure to check its shelf-life - they have expiry dates for a reason.

Wondering how to approach the topic of STIs with your partner(s)? Sometimes just opening up to a conversation like this is the hardest part.

One million people in the United States are living with genital herpes, and one in every six people between the ages of 19 and 49 have the infection. But while the disease may be incurable, it isn't the end of a normal life.

79 million Americans are infected with HPV this very minute. Surprised? Here are some other things you may not know.

Everyone knows that wearing a condom is one of the most effective ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. However, it's what you don't know about putting on a condom that can change your life.

PID is an infection that causes inflammation to the female upper reproductive tract. Here are some other things you should know about it.

While there is no cure for the HSV-1 infection that causes cold sores, there are antiviral medications that can help manage outbreaks and relieve symptoms.

This safer sex tips will help you play safe - without spoiling the fun.

How much do you really know about sex? Find out as we confirm or debunk some commonly held beliefs about the subject.

Female condoms have gotten a bum rap for years. But take it from me: This prophylaxis is way underrated. Here's why I love them.

In honor of Global Female Condom Day, we look at some of the things you may not know about this unique form of contraception.

Think STD testing will be awkward and embarrassing? In fact, you're more likely to feel empowered and in control of your sexual health. Find out what it entails and why you need it.

We've gathered seven other not-so-deadly myths about STDs: explained, decrypted and vetted for your educational benefit.

STDs can be unknowingly transmitted or contracted by anyone who's sexually active, whether they engage in vaginal, anal or oral sex. Here's why - and what that means for you.

A roll in the hay can be a good time, but there's more to sexual health than just getting it on.