Category: STDs & STIs

STDs In the Transgender Population

With an estimated 1 million adults in America being thought to identify themselves as transgender, the issue of STDs in this segment of the population is a really important one. What is the current situation like when it comes to STDs? Are any people within this segment more at risk? Is this really still an […]


Cutting Holes in Condom:  Sabotage Legalities

When someone mentions sexual assault, we all get that limiting image of a stranger raping a woman in some stranded location, or someone molesting a child. However, there is much more to sexual assault than most people know, and being aware of the ways is key to bringing justice. You’ve probably heard stories of women […]


History Of Herpes: Where Did It Come From?

Here is an interesting fact – some of the most famous writers in the world spoke of herpes a long time ago, even Shakespeare.  In his famous Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare says: ”O’er ladies lips, who straight on kisses dream, which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues, because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are.” […]


What If I’ve Never Been Tested for STDs?

According to shocking surveys, nearly half of the population has never been tested for STDs. The fertility app called Kindara asked 1,000 women and men about their opinion on ‘safe sex’, after which 44% of men and 30% of women confessed to never have been tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Basically, people are playing Russian […]


Who’s The Most At Risk For STDs?

Scientists cannot really say if you are at increased risk of STDs, since some types of diseases are more prevalent in some groups, locations and communities than others. When it comes to STDs, the risk is not really about where you live or who you are, but about what you do. Of course, locations with […]


Which State Has the Highest STD Rates

Sexually transmitted diseases are dangerous and most importantly, everywhere. However, there are those countries where people are most careless about their sexual health and where STDs spread like the plague. According to estimates, treating STDs in the US costs the country $16 billion every year. At this point, there are approximately 30 million infections being […]


Which Cities Have The Highest STD Infection Rates?

When it comes to sexual education, the US ranks behind a lot of other developed nations. The Guttmacher Institute released a report last year, saying that the rate of abortion and teen pregnancy in the US rank among the highest in the developed world. The lack of quality sex education in the United States helps explains […]


Why Don’t Young People Get Tested As Often As They Should?

It is not a secret that young people are most likely to get a sexually transmitted disease. They are not only most sexually active, but they also choose unprotected sex for a variety of reasons, two of them being alcohol and drugs. Even though young people account for half of all known sexually transmitted infections, […]


STDs in Films and Movies

Sexually transmitted diseases are definitely not an easy topic to present on the big screen, which is why people call such movies the ‘STD horror movies’. In the past, such movies found plenty of critics since they bummed out people, but they have also garnered some major awards and increased the STD awareness among people […]


STD Demographics: Who’s At Risk for STDs?

Anyone can become infected with a sexually transmitted disease, but certain people are at higher risk than others. These groups include gay, bisexual men and young people, as well as those who have sex with different partners. Who’s Most at Risk for Acquiring STDs? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that every […]