The History of Chlamydia

Also known as Chlamydia Trachomatis, this genital infection is known as one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections on a worldwide level. According to the World Health Organization’s Chlamydia statistics (1999), the estimate is set at 92 million and growing. This is a terrifying number that needs to be reduced as soon as […]


Herpes In The Mouth

herpes on the lips and mouth

Herpes in the mouth can also be called herpes simplex virus–1, HSV–1, herpes labialis, or simply just oral herpes. For clarification purposes, we will be using oral herpes throughout this article. What is oral herpes? Oral herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus that affects more than 50 percents of the adult […]


STDs vs. STIs: What’s The Difference?

std vs sti: whats the difference

There is a lot of confusion out there over the difference between the STD and STI acronyms. The goal of this article is to set the record straight once and for all. Just to be sure we are covering all the bases, it is important to clarify that STD stands for sexually transmitted disease, and […]


How Do You Know If You Have Herpes?

how to know if you have herpes

Knowing whether or not you have herpes can be difficult, as signs and symptoms of the herpes simplex virus aren’t always easy to detect. In fact, as much as 90 percent of the population living with herpes does not know they are infected with the virus. This lack of awareness is the leading reason why […]


How Do Men Get Tested for STDs?

how men get tested for STDs

If you are a male who has recently had unprotected sex or taken part in risky sexual behavior, you may be wondering how to get tested for an STD.  This is a great question and is the first step in taking control over your sexual health. Read on to find out the testing methods for […]


Is There A Cure For Chlamydia?

Yes, if medications are taken as directed,  chlamydia can be effectively treated with antibiotics more than 95 percent of the time. If you think you may be infected with chlamydia talk to your doctor about your concerns and tell him or her you would like to be tested. How is chlamydia tested for? Once the […]


Blowjobs: STDs and Oral Sex

oral stds

The lowdown before you go down It is a common misconception that oral sex is safe sex. Let’s set the record straight— you CAN get an STD from oral sex. Numerous STDs can be contracted via oral sex by both the giver and receiver, depending on who is the infected partner. In cases where both […]


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 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 […]


Signs Of A STI

Know how to spot common signs of a sexually transmitted infection and what to do if you are seeing signs of infection. Many people make the assumption that if they had an STI they would know it, but this isn’t always the case. Most STIs will show signs of infection, but there are some STIs […]


How To Tell Someone You Have Herpes

So you recently received word that you have the virus that causes Herpes or HSV1, and now the time has come to have ‘the talk’ with someone other than yourself and your doctor. Perhaps this person is a potential sexual partner, or maybe you need to inform someone with whom you’ve recently been intimate; whatever […]