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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Mycoplasma genitalium is an STI that can cause inflammation of the urinary and genital tracts. It affects people regardless of gender. It's...

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May's Sex Blogger of the Month is Jenelle Marie Pierce, founder of TheSTDProject.com and Spokesperson for PositiveSingles.com.

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

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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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This contraceptive staple isn't only safe, it can make your sex life sizzle - if you know a few simple tricks. Discover the steamier side...

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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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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.

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

The Top 3 Things I've Learned About Navigating STIs as a Polyamorous Person The Top 3 Things I've Learned About Navigating STIs as a Polyamorous Person The Top 3 Things I've Learned About Navigating STIs as a Polyamorous Person The Top 3 Things I've Learned About Navigating STIs as a Polyamorous Person


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.

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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...

Scared of STD Tests? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Scared of STD Tests? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Scared of STD Tests? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Scared of STD Tests? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be


Think STD testing will be awkward and embarrassing? In fact, you're more likely to feel empowered and in control of your sexual health....

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

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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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