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

Mycoplasma Genitalium: The Common STI You've Never Heard Of Mycoplasma Genitalium: The Common STI You've Never Heard Of Mycoplasma Genitalium: The Common STI You've Never Heard Of Mycoplasma Genitalium: The Common STI You've Never Heard Of


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

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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...

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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...

4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better)


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

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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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Everyone knows that wearing a condom is one of the most effective ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections....

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

Can Hookup Apps Be Held Responsible for Increased STI Rates? Can Hookup Apps Be Held Responsible for Increased STI Rates? Can Hookup Apps Be Held Responsible for Increased STI Rates? Can Hookup Apps Be Held Responsible for Increased STI Rates?


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

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

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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...

Give a Dam: Your Guide to Protected Oral Sex Give a Dam: Your Guide to Protected Oral Sex Give a Dam: Your Guide to Protected Oral Sex Give a Dam: Your Guide to Protected Oral Sex


Learn about dental dams, sex dams and alternatives to safe oral sex.

California Upholds Law Requiring Condoms in Porn Movies - and Porn Stars Are Pissed! California Upholds Law Requiring Condoms in Porn Movies - and Porn Stars Are Pissed! California Upholds Law Requiring Condoms in Porn Movies - and Porn Stars Are Pissed! California Upholds Law Requiring Condoms in Porn Movies - and Porn Stars Are Pissed!


California says Measure B is not unconstitutional. What do porn performers think? Read up on the California condom law on Kinkly.com.

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STDs can be unknowingly transmitted or contracted by anyone who's sexually active, whether they engage in vaginal, anal or oral sex. Here's...

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