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STD Dictionary: Slang Terms

STD Dictionary

There are a range of different sexually transmitted diseases and they all have scientific names that can be difficult to get your tongue around. Fortunately, there are slang terms that make things easier for us mere mortals. In this article, we will have a look at the most common sexually transmitted diseases and common slang […]

Which State Has the Highest STD Rates

Sexually transmitted diseases are dangerous and they are everywhere. In places where people are most careless about their sexual health, STDs can spread rapidly. 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 transmitted yearly, half of them in people aged […]

The History of Syphilis

Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It can be cured using the proper treatment. However, if not treated this infection could leave to bigger health problems. So, what is the history of syphilis? How did it first start and when was a cure discovered? Let’s dig into the history of this […]

Syphilis in the United States

For the better part of a decade, public health officials have decried the increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases throughout the United States. In some respects, these officials believe they are on the losing end of this struggle. There is good reason for them to worry. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the Center for […]

Oral Chlamydia: Can Chlamydia infect your mouth?

Can I get Chlamydia during oral sex? The answer to this question is a resounding “Yes!” Many sexually transmitted diseases and infections can be spread through oral sex. The “big three” common STDs—Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea—are easily transferable between partners via oral sex. So how can this happen? It’s quite simple when you understand the basics of […]

STDS and Condom Use

condoms and STDs

Yes, it’s not sexy to put a halt on that hot and heavy moment to search through your messy medicine cabinet for that last condom you know is in there somewhere. But you know what’s even less sexy? Calling that person a few weeks later to tell them that you have an STD. Sure, condoms take some getting […]