herpes

Study: You Probably Have Herpes

In its first ever global assessment of the prevalence of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, the World Health Organization reports in the journal PLoS ONE that two in three…

Newser | October 29, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Professors Tested Fifty Shades Of Grey Library Book & Discovered It Has Herpes

Everyone makes fun of me at the office for being a germophobe. But read this story and tell me I’m wrong: professors in Belgium ran toxicology and bacteriology tests on…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2013 - 9:20 am

Woman Claims She Got Herpes From Trying On Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick

So, you guys, this is basically my worst fear EVER: a woman says she got herpes from using a tester tube of lipstick! Starkeema Greenidge of Harlem attended a Rihanna…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Awkward NYE Kisses: Kathy Griffin Smooches Anderson Cooper’s Crotch & Jenny McCarthy Maybe Makes Out With A Guy With A Herpes Sore

First of all, Happy New Year, you guys! Did you kiss anyone special when the clock hit midnight? Sadly, I was smoochless, but even that’s preferable to the kissing Kathy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 2, 2013 - 8:30 am

What’s The Point In Suing Someone Over An STD?

A New York City woman is suing a “major Republican fundraiser” after he gave her herpes. What a catch! Not only did he give big bucks to Mitt Romney, but…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

Woman Wins $900K From Guy Who Gave Her Herpes

Reason to wear a condom No. 437: Giving someone an STD can be really expensive. A 49-year-old Oregon woman won a lawsuit last week against the 69-year-old man she says…

Newser | June 5, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Girl Talk: My First Sex Partner Gave Me Herpes

“I have to introduce you to my cousin Logan*,” my childhood friend told me emphatically one weekend when I was home from college. “He’s really good looking—if he were taller…

M. Alexander | June 21, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Sex With Susannah: “He Rejected Me Because I Have Herpes”

I met the most amazing man four months ago. We recently started to date, and I realized there was no doubt in my mind he is the one. Last night…

Susannah Breslin | March 10, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Tila Tequila Makes Explosive Claims About Rihanna

Tila Tequila never shies away from press, even negative press. In fact, she seems to have “There’s no such thing as bad publicity” ingrained in her brain. So, of course,…

Annika Harris | December 4, 2009 - 6:40 pm

Mind Of Man: Dating Someone With An Incurable STD

A reader sent me an email and asked me if I would ever date someone with an incurable STD. She had recently been diagnosed with the HSV virus (that’s herpes,…

John DeVore | July 22, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Is It Necessary To Always Tell Partners About Your STD?

I was having dinner with some friends the other night, one of whom does HIV research. We started talking about STDs in general when another friend admitted she’s had herpes…

Wendy Atterberry | June 25, 2009 - 3:50 pm

How I Got The Clap And Other STD Stories: The Girl Who Got Herpes Before She Had Sex

April is STD Awareness Month, and we asked you to share your STD-related stories so we could learn from your each other’s mistakes. If you have a tale involving sores,

The Frisky | April 6, 2009 - 3:15 pm
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