STIs


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



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PrEP has revolutionized the way health providers talk about preventative HIV care ... except when it comes to queer populations.

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Getting tested for STIs regularly is important for anyone who's sexually active. At-home tests can make getting it done easier.

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Over the past three decades, HIV has shifted from a fatal diagnosis to a chronic illness managed with medication. Perspectives are (slowly)...

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75% of sexually active women will have HPV at some point in their lives. Here's how to talk about it with a partner.

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Are you over the age of 15? Are you sexually active? Then you probably have or have had an STD. Now that we have that over with, let's bust...

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Understand why mono often borders the land of STDs and is placed into that confusing gray area.

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Whether you are in a new relationship or an ongoing romance, it’s never too late to start practicing safer sex! Get some tips on how to...

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Many STI-positive people face harassment, judgment, or rejection for their status. But much of this discrimination is fueled by harmful...

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April is STD awareness month. Here's why it matters - and what we have on tap.

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Condoms are one of the simplest, most effective ways to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. Do you know what it takes to...

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Women are buying, carrying and insisting on the use of a condom in greater numbers. Here are some reasons behind the shift.

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Are these super-fancy condoms better than other leading brands? Our tester finds out.

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Online dating isn't going away. If you meet someone online, how soon is too soon for sex?

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Practice safer sex. Always. That hasn't changed with the Zika virus, but it's a good reminder. Here's what you need to know.

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Building a condom display for the window of a sex shop leads to a more exciting display after hours. Read this Kinkly exclusive erotic...

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One of the biggest strikes against condoms is that many people don't use them. We take a look at some of the key reasons why.

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Ever wonder what people used before condoms became so inexpensive and available? You might just be surprised!

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Should teachers actually teach sex ed? Should schools brings in certified or well known sex educators such as Planned Parenthood? Kinkly...

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Are hookup apps really responsible for the rise in STIs? We take a look.

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