Posts Tagged ‘sti’

Cutting Holes in Condoms:  Sabotage Legalities

When considering sexual assault, it’s common to think only of stranger raping a woman in some secluded location or someone molesting a child. However, there is much more to sexual assault than just scenarios like these. You’ve probably heard stories of women who lied about taking contraceptives to get pregnant. There is actually a term for it. It is […]


Allergic to Latex?  Use One of These Alternatives

Alternatives to latex condoms

Many people are allergic to latex. Latex allergies or latex sensitivity can cause unpleasant and severe symptoms, none of which is sexy or safe. Still, this does not mean that you cannot have safe sex. As a matter of fact, there are plenty alternatives for safe sex that exclude latex condoms. If you have a […]


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 opinions regarding safe sex. 44% of men and 30% of women confessed to having never been tested for sexually transmitted diseases. People are playing Russian roulette with their sex life! […]


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 […]


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 […]


Senior Citizens and HIV

This may sound unbelievable to you, but the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) say that the number of seniors living with HIV is actually increasing. At this point, over a quarter of all diagnosed HIV and AIDS patients are aged over 50. Furthermore, Yale Medical School researchers and experts project that 50% of […]


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 […]


How Old Do I Have To Be To Get Tested For STDs?

Getting tested for STDs is a smart thing to do, but you simply cannot get tested for everything. For this reason, the doctors will ask a variety of questions to determine your specific risk factors before testing you and base the decisions on your answers. There are two big downsides to testing. Firstly, STD testing […]


How to Talk to Your Doctor about STDs

You probably think that STD screening is a part of your regular checkups with the healthcare provider, but this is not always the case. On the opposite, screening for sexually transmitted diseases is not part of the health care most of the time. If you are educated about the sexual health and risk of STDs, […]