Category: STD Prevention

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 […]


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, […]


Is There a Link Between Chlamydia and Cervical Cancer?

Chlamydia is the most common known sexually transmitted disease in the US, with more than one million new cases reported in 2011. This infection affects both women and men and is transmitted through sexual contact. In many cases, chlamydia does not come with visible symptoms, but can still be easily treated with antibiotics. In the […]


Why should I get tested for STDs?

What would you say to someone who asked you why they should get tested for STDs? Well for starters, there are STDs that can kill you! We all know the HIV/AIDS story–we have all read the heartbreaking stories of a child born with AIDS, struggling to live life on a daily basis with a weakened, […]


“The Clap:” Gonorrhea’s Other Name

“Avoid the Clap, Jimmy Dugan” – A League of their Own (Motion Picture)   With all due respect to one of my favorite fictional baseball managers, the clap is not a laughing matter. The clap is not a subset of gonorrhea. It is gonorrhea. “The clap” is just a nickname.   How did gonorrhea become known […]


Oral Chlamydia: Can Chlamydia infect your mouth?

Can I have Chlamydia of the mouth? The answer to this question is a resounding “Yes.” Many sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections can be transmitted via oral sex. The “big three” common std’s Chlamydia, Syphilis and Gonorrhea are easily transferable between partners via oral sex. So how can this happen? It’s quite simple […]


STDs And Traveling Abroad: Are You At A Higher Risk?

Travelers who have unprotected, casual sex are at high risk for STDs. Actually, 20% of travelers confirmed that they have had casual sex with a partner they met in a foreign country. According to researchers, the excitement from being abroad and the effects of alcohol and drugs may encourage people to participate in activities that […]


Baby Boomers and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Did you know that there has been an increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in men and women over the age of 50? In fact, recent studies have shown that STDs in the 50 to 70 age group have increased 38 percent from 2014 to 2017. That’s right, it seems sexual intercourse is not dying […]